lecture 9-6 - • Interaction reciprocal communication...

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Fundamental technique for social success: see every social situation from another’s point of view as well as your own. Practice by starting a journal. At the end of your day, write a detailed description of the behavior someone you encountered that puzzles you. Imagine the situation from their point of view, then write an explaination for your behavior as they saw it. Figure out how it made sense to that person. Feminist theoretical perspective is closely related to the social conflict perspect, focusing on patriarchy. Patriarchy: the domination of society by men. Harriet Martineau: studied slavery, factory work conditions of gender inequality in 1800s a founder of both conflict and feminist perspectives. Symobolic Interaction Paradigm: assumes that society is continuously recreated as human beings construct reality through interaction.
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Unformatted text preview: • Interaction: reciprocal communication between people. • Symbol: Language or gesture that has more than one possible meaning. • Life history: research technique that compares the life stories of individuals. • Social Structure: repeated patterns of behavior that come to constrain individuals • Science: a logical system that bases knowledge on direct systematic observation • Empirical evidence: observed evidence, information we are able to verify with our senses. • Concept: a mental construct that represents some part of society through in simplified form. • Variable: concept whose value changes from case to case • Measurement: determining the value of a variable in a specific case. • Operationalizing a variable: specifying exactly what is to be measured in assigning a value to a variable...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 001 taught by Professor Lovaglia during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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