11 Lecture - Sociology Lecture Why do sociologists tend to...

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Sociology Lecture 11/09/2007 12:15:00 Why do sociologists tend to irk people?     Methodology of Debunking and Deconstructing o We question what’s taken for granted. o Scientific method is inherently revolutionary when done rigorously) Our suspicious and skeptical attitude towards cherished beliefs and practices  is viewed as sacrilege. Focus on trends tends to obscure individuality (which contradicts American  individualism)  o People feel the need to prove their uniqueness. o Desire to be unique actually makes you like everyone else MEMORIZE THIS CHART AND KEY TERMS     Super Secret Sociology Words of the Week     Society
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You and Me!  See Meet Society Exercise in Recitation Sui Generis-the sum is greater than the parts… o Society has a life of us own that is bigger than any one of us and 
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