SOC TEST 1 REVIEW - Theoretical perspective- Symbolic...

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10-9 Test 1 Review Sociology- the scientific study of society and human behavior Sociological Perspective- understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context. Stresses the social contexts in which people live. Examines how these contexts influence people’s lives. How groups influence ppl, esp. how they ppl are influenced by their society. Sociological Imagination- Sociological Mindfulness- helpful lens to see how our lives are highly interrelated; How our thoughts/ actions/ words affect others… watch for consequences, examine social patterns, how contingencies shape our ‘fates’ Development of Sociology and Social thoughts
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Unformatted text preview: Theoretical perspective- Symbolic interactionism- society is viewed as composed of symbols that people use to establish meaning develop their views of the world, and communicate with others. Micro-level orientation MEAD Society- product of daily interaction between individuals – Directs your attention to the detail of the interpersonal relationships/how that detail is used to make sense of what others say and do – Patterns of social interaction in specific settings – How we create and interpret the situation as we become exposed to it. Conflict theory-Marx- normal means through which change takes place A dynamic historical force...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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