Sociology Lecture Notes - August 30, 2006

Sociology Lecture Notes - August 30, 2006 - August 30, 2006...

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August 30, 2006 Sociology Lecture Notes I. Introduction: some background on the changing nature of societies II. The Sociological Perspective/ Imagination o Provides a different way of looking at life; and it contributes to our understanding of why people are the way they are. o Sociology stresses the broader context of behavior. At the center is the question of how people influence and/or influenced by their society Important is the role of social location (ie…) Culture Social class Gender Religion Age Education o Sociologists also consider external influences (people’s experiences) which are internalized and become part of a person’s thinking and motivations. The Sociological Perspective/ Imagination is an awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society. The focus is primarily on the intersection of history and biography. A key question is when do private troubles become public issues? I.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Fall '06 term at Kentucky.

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