Unformatted text preview: Emile Durkheim : major concern was
with social facts in sociology. Believed that passions
see 4 types
Should be limited-but people can't limit these passions -
therefore social facts must play a role in controlling
these passions .
social facts macro- level phenomena that stand
apart from people and impose themselves on people
collective conscience : the set of beliefs shared bay
people throughout society .
George Simmel : believed that
sociologists should focus on the way in which
conscious individuals interact and associate with
one another .
W.E. B. Du Bois : best known for
his idea concerning the "color line " exsisting
between "whites " and "blacks " in the U.S .
double consciousness: having a sense of
" two-ness " - I can be American and African
Thorstein Veblen :
the ways in which the upper class demonstrate
conspicuous leisure: doing things that
-die man demonstrate quite publicly that once
Sports , fancy
bored animals .
does not need to do what most people
consider to be work.
conspicuous consumption: buying expensive
items to display wealth...
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- Spring '14
- Sociology, Thorstein Veblen, George Simmel