SOC 101- Lecture 7

SOC 101- Lecture 7 - Lecture 7 In 1920, a group of Indians...

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Lecture 7 In 1920, a group of Indians in Bengal were out one day in an area with wolves. They spotted what they thought were small human beings crawling with the wolves. At first, no one believed them. A group of people kept watch. They saw a pack of wolves followed by cubs followed by human beings. They found these wolves and captured these human beings. When they were found, the boys were four and one. This created a worldwide sensation. Among the people who found these kids was Dr. Singh, and he took custody of them. The older kid was able to utter 40 words, had acute hearing, and an animal-like sense of smile. When his little sister passed, he shed a single tear. He tended to stay away from other children. He saw better at night than during the day. This example demonstrates humans kept in social isolation or away from other human beings. The author of “Extreme Isolation” from readings He was writing at a time when sociologists were trying to demonstrate their legitimacy. Davis investigated a case of a 5-year-old child not allowed out of the attic.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mitchellduneier,devahpager during the Fall '07 term at Princeton.

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SOC 101- Lecture 7 - Lecture 7 In 1920, a group of Indians...

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