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Unformatted text preview: b) Society helps keep people in line, make people feel satisfied and needed c) E. Durkheim - suicide - we will be looking at anomie ("normlessness") 1) C. Wright Mills - the sociological imagination 2) L. Von Mises - Human Action 3) Or should we view such problems as purely individual problems (however prevalent) ii. For example: is alchoholism on campus due to the structure, values, etc. of college? Or are they purely individual? iii. Historical background: the ideological debate between Collectivism and Individualism A) Social problem: a condition that undermines the well-being of some or all members of a society and that is usually a matter of public controversy B) The subjective-objective debate C) What is a social problem? I) Introduction Monday, January 07, 2008 1:31 PM Class Notes Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 220 taught by Professor Hillis during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08