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Unformatted text preview: SOC 100 Principals 9/6/07 Forest and the Trees Chapter 1-Many metaphors-Monopoly game-Core Idea-the roles and how we play them/ System and Individuals-Privilege -The soc perspective/ Psych perspective-Participation in the systems that you necessarily did not start-Racism -Sexism -Path of least resistance-finding a way that has little resistance or difficulty -Taking Notes-Raising your hand-Being Corporative Johnson Introduction- Hints at what Sociologists do. WHY he does what he does.-improved world-self understanding – he understands his role in the world by understanding the world and sociology - understanding of the world-Individualism explains the world only in terms of what goes on inside individuals-Social problems are seen as resulting from flaws in individual character. Genealogy of the US Individualism -18 th Century-Enlightenment-19 th Century- Utilitarianism-Rugged Individual American (Cowboy)-Survival of the Fittest (Nat. Sel.)-William James- the “reflexive” Self-20 th Century- Sociology (certain schools)-Exchange (Homans/Blau)-Rational Choice (Coleman) Johnson But the forest= many trees- it’s a unit of trees all put together...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, social position, Corporative Johnson