SOC 240 Sociology Complete Study Guide - Sociological...

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Sociological Imagination: the intellectual curiosity about everyday stuff. Communities of place vs. communities or interest: Communities of place deals with territory and communities of interest deals with people with common goals or identity. Same institutions. 3 criteria of community of place: Territory, social institutions, social interaction Amenity-led growth: economic development of a place, areas that make u want to visit there Community question: debate about whether rural communities are deteriorating. Gemeinschaft: communities, old style, traditional, family, organic Gesellschaft: society, new media, communication, consumption, self-interest Persistently poor: when a rural community is dependent upon one industry and that industry leaves. Rural/remote: isolated rural places that lose population. Rapid growth ex-urban: Rural places experiencing population growth because of proximity to urban center. Human capital: attributes/skill set of the people living in the community that make us more capable.

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