Defining Sociology (1-15)

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Defining Sociology – College of Arts and Behavior Sciences. 1) Study of Social Institutions. - Political Structure/Government - Economy - Education - Family Structure - Religion C.W. Mills (U.S. 1950’s) – The Sociological Imagination - Understanding how Social Institutions affect us as individuals. - Social issues vs. Personal Problems. Unemployment: 1 unemployed person in a city of 200,000 is a personal problem whereas a city with an unemployment rate of close to 20% is a social issue. 2) Study of Social Group Memberships Emile Durkheim (France 1800’s) – Suicide - Studied suicide from a sociological point of view. - Suicide based on Social Groups - Protestant v. Catholic - Single v. Married - w/out kids v. w/ kids - Military v. Civilian - Durkheim’s Theory of Suicide: Sociological Theory
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Unformatted text preview: -4 Types of suicide based on 2 variables.-Attachment – Too Much or Too Little-Regulation – Too Much or Too Little-Too Little Regulation- Too Little Attachment-Modern cities- Lonely/Isolated-Diverse/non shared Values- Modern Industrial Cities-Too Much Attachment- Too Much Attachment-Rural countryside- Lack of individual Values-No feeling of individuality- Smaller societies w/ shared values • THE POINT: During the 19 th century, industrialization and society moving toward more modern times lends to an increasing loss of attachment and regulation contributing to the increasing suicide numbers. 3) As a social science-Empirical data w/ theoretical interpretations consistent w/ the data.-The “How to” of sociology-How to gather data...
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