Week 3 - SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology Announcements...

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SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology
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Announcements Week 2 Short Paper Thursday Anything else?
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Do ya know more than you did last week? According to text chapter two, the sociological perspective that explains the existence of certain features of social life in terms of their contribution to the overall stability of a society is the A. Structural-Functionalist perspective B. Conflict perspective C. Symbolic Interactionist perspective D. None of the above
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Why do sociologists tend to irk people? Methodology of Debunking and deconstructing (scientific method is inherently revolutionary when done rigorously) Suspicious and skeptical attitude towards cherished beliefs and practices viewed as sacrilege Focus on trends tends to obscure individuality (contradicts American individualism)
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Super Secret Sociology Words of the Week Society You and Me! See Meet Society Exercise in Recitation Sui Generis-the sum is greater than the parts… Functional imperatives of any society- survival of members, reproduction of members, socialization of members, produce and distribute necessary goods and services, maintain order (within and between group/s), provide meaning (maintain motivation for survival) Institution-stable and predictable arrangement for coordinating interaction and activity to meet some social need (rules, roles, and relationships) Examples: family, economy, politics, religion, education Social Construction of Reality Meaning is created and maintained through agreed upon interactions especially through language…. . hint for note taking and test prep: obviously these slides aren’t all you need to know!
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Conditions that led to the rise of sociology The Industrial Revolution The French Revolution European Imperialism (and exposure to other cultures) Advances in the natural sciences
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Sociology’s major theoretical perspectives Theoretical perspective- a basic view of society that: Guides sociologists’ ideas and research Helps them understand social behavior Helps develop explanations of organized social patterns and their relationships Can be micro- or macro- level (all can be used at the meso level)
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Macro, Meso and Micro level Perspectives Macro and Meso level (structural functionalism and conflict theories) Focus on culture, structure, and broad, large scale features of society Sees society as constellation of statuses, roles, institutions, groups, and organizations that comprise structure Behavior explained by position/location of person within structure Differences in position=differences in behavior and consciousness
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Going Down…… Microsociology focuses on social interaction Human behavior is based on individuals’ interpretation of a situation and the meaning they give it (WI Thomas Theorem) Relationship between social structure and individuals: structure shapes and is shaped by social interaction Structure is nothing more than patterned expectations and
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Week 3 - SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology Announcements...

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