The Basics

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“The Basics” 30/01/2008 15:17:00 The Basics:     Sociology o The scientific study of social human behavior Macro sociology o The study of large groups and/or whole societies Micro sociology o Focuses on the study of small groups and the face to face interactions  among humans Functionalist perspective (macro) –  o each aspect of society is interdependent and contributes to society's  functioning as a whole Conflict perspective – (macro) o focuses on the negative, conflicted, and ever-changing nature of  society o competition for scarce resources o elite control the poor and weak Interactionist perspective -  o people attach meanings to symbols, and then they act according to  their subjective interpretation of these symbols Society – o a grouping of individuals which is characterized by common
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Unformatted text preview: interests and may have distinctive culture and institutions ← • Culture o generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance ← • Basic building blocks of culture o history o language o psychology (religion) ← • Social institutions o any institution in a society that works to socialize the groups or people in it government education religion ← • Social structure o the distinctive, stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together ← • Social variables o Social support o Cultural factors o Family disruption o Disability o Secondary gain 30/01/2008 15:17:00 ← 30/01/2008 15:17:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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