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soc 1_28 - Sociology- Dalton Conley 1/28/08 Making the...

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Sociology- Dalton Conley 1/28/08 Making the familiar strange need sociological imagination o Indiv. Understand her experiences by relating it to others in similar situations Bad: makes our unique lives ordinary Good: sense of comfort to realize we’re not alone Enables us to see how indiv. Can falsely position themselves as well “connect our personal lives with larger forces around us” Becoming aware of differences by putting oneself in unfamiliar env’t becoming a sociologist o Ex. Pulp Fiction: John Travolta & Sam Jackson- “Royale with Cheese” – noticing cultural differences o Ex. “Can you Find 36 mistakes” Mistakes of nature Social mistakes Line b/w natural world vs. manmade mistakes = blurry College Example: Total institution- where you spend your entire life o NYU = social institution. Fulfills social roles Gatekeeper of legit info. Segregates society by age
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