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Unformatted text preview: EXAM 1 REV IEW: EDUCAT ION Term Definition Sociological Imagination • Pitchford : “Ability to see the individual in a social context” • Mills : “The individual can understand his own experience and gauge his own fate only by locating himself within his period” and “The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society.” “Troubles” vs. “Issues” • Mills defines “troubles” as problems within an individual and his or her immediate relations, whereas “issues” take on a greater scale, focusing on matters of the larger society. He goes on to describe “issues” as having to do with similar and overlapping milieu, creating a greater, more public matter. Both are forms of conflict, but differ by their levels of focus: “troubles” with the individual and “issues” with the society. Consensus Paradigm • Everything is functional, organism example • Ex. Functionalist theory on education, functionalist family or religion, neoclassical economy theory Cults and the Sociological Imagination • Realize that behaviors that look deviant are actually conformist ( Refer to “Cult Recruitment: Network ties, the Unchurched” ) Cult Formation: Innovation, Importation • Innovation : Cults are formed from completely new thoughts, AKA, make it up. Ex. Heaven’s Gate • Importation : Cults are formed in an 1 offshoot of something else, AKA, an idea gets more weird, AKA, take a religion to a new economy where it hasn’t been before. Ex. Children of God Cult Success: “Niche” • In order for a cult to succeed, it must fill a niche, like in supply and demand. Could happen during any sort of social upheaval. Ex. Bubonic Plague, Ghost Dancing Cult Recruitment: Network ties, the “Unchurched” • Network Ties : • Ties to people in the new religious movement outweigh ties to people outside of it • FF’ing provided strong ties to recruit more people • More of an act of conformity than one of personal choice • The “Unchurched” : • People who are already religiously committed are less likely to convert • “Unchurched” therefore more likely because they’re religiously available • So behaviors that look deviant are actually conformist • L INK INDIVIDUALS TO THE SOCIAL CONTEXT! Conflict Paradigm • Focuses on the competitive struggle among individuals and groups in society • Marxist approach • Ex. Students with teachers, criminals with police, etc. • Functionalist Theory of Stratification and 2 Functionalist Theory: Davis & Moore Functionalist Theory: Davis & Moore continued Education 1. Some jobs are more important, & require more skills, than others 2. Not everyone has talents that can be turned into skills....
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