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NotesWeek 2 Lectures1Week 2 MondayOverviewThe “sociological eye” and activism:PracticeOutlineI.Collect HW1 notesII.Soc eye/activism discussionIcebreakerForm groups of 3 or 4Introduce yourselves with name, hometown, majorFind 6 things you 3 have in common. Only 1 can be about this class (eg. “Started from the Forum now we’re here.”)What are the two types of sociology, according to Collins?A.Skepticism and empiricismB.The sociological eye and empiricismC.Activism and skepticismD.The sociological eye and social activismIf you’re uncertain, feel free to ask a partnerSociologists have an advantage over other scholars because:A.no matter where they occur, social movements are importantB.no matter what they study, they need no fancy lab equipmentC.no matter where they are, there is something to studyD.no matter where they are, the real world is “a sideshow”
NotesWeek 2 Lectures2The sociological eye: Definition•The practice of observing social interactions and relations in every-day life•“Practice” means “do!”•Includes all material items (even magazines and bumper stickers)•EvidenceIf sociology is the study of interactions and relations, the sociological eye is…A.actively observing interactionsB.actively observing relationsC.actively looking for material evidence of interactions and relationsD.All of the aboveDiscussion sheet•Discuss your experiences with homework 1 and summarize themIn conclusion…•We formally defined the sociological eye•We showed how the sociological eye works using…1.real experiences2.material stuff as “evidence”Week 2 WednesdayOverview•Identify examples of the sociological eye and activism from homework 1•Horace Miner