L1notes - The Individual agency Groups – culture...

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Sociology Dr. Scott N. Brooks
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Announcements Readings: In text—chs 1-3  
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Introduction  
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One of My Favorites C Wright Mills  - Sociological Imagination  “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of society  can be understood without understanding both”—1959:3 
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Concepts Sociology, Sociological Imagination, Inequality, Theory 
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Points What is Sociology? What do we study? What is theory? 
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Sociology The systematic study of the relationship between the  individual and society and of the consequences of  difference.  Social interdependence – how we all connect and are  connected.
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Levels of Sociology
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Unformatted text preview: The Individual - agency Groups – culture Institutions – culture & structure Society - structure Consequences of Difference Inequality Treatment Opportunities Life Chances Wages Survival Micro vs. Macro Limited (situational/personal) vs. Recurring (institutionalized/group) Sociological Theory Social Order - functionalist Interaction – interactionism Power and inequality - conflict Groups and opportunity Social change Question of the Day? Why do you (we) wear the shoes that we wear? Announcements Readings: In text—chs 1-3...
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