Intro to Soc Week 1 Notes.docx - Intro to Sociology Tues Scientific study of social life and views it scientifically Studies the relationship between

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Intro to Sociology Tues Aug 20, 2019 Scientific study of social life and views it scientifically Studies the relationship between individuals and social structures. Micro-level analyses focusing on individuals, such as studies of small groups and attitude change Macro-level analyses focusing on social structures, such as studies of political and economic systems August Comte C Wright Mills Sociological imagination is looking from a different perspective to understand the relationship between their lives and social forces that influence them. Sociological Imagination intersection of history and biography o What happens in our lives is the result of surrounding circumstances The war, economy, tone of govt, etc. Relationship between private troubles and public issues o Private problems caused by the surrounding events economic failure o Helps to understand our lives o Our lives are not purely personal, but are lived out in the context of social circumstances that affect us all Thurs Aug 22,2019 Recurrent Themes Broad things that help distinguish Social Control o How is it that we keep societies together and functioning well The social Construction of Reality o reality is something we share and our interpretation of it
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Inequality o What’s good or bad?
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