L6 notes - are good at something if they dont have the...

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INTRO TO SOC Nature vs. Nurture
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Review Anderson on micro and macro/structure and agency Can’t look poor
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Announcements Reading for next week : Class (Ch 7), Race (Ch 10), and Gender (Ch 11), Obama (Looking Back – Regina Smiled)
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One of My Favorites Charles Horton Cooley on nature vs. nurture “When we say that a child is a born musician we mean, not that he can play or compose by nature alone, but that if he has the right kind of teaching he can rapidly develop power in this direction. In this sense, and in no other, can a man be a born lawyer, teacher, poet, or a born counterfeiter or burglar. I knew a family in which the boys had a remarkable aptitude for football. Several of them became distinguished players, but certainly unless they had all been sent to college, and to one in which football ability was prized and encouraged, this aptitude would never have been discovered (1902, 7–8). Aptitude must be activated by discovery. How does a person know that they
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Unformatted text preview: are good at something if they dont have the opportunity to participate in that activity? Resources are significant, in the form of right teaching and opportunity, as well as settingwhere the activity is prized and encouraged. Concepts Nature vs. Nurture Blank slate or fully formed/predisposition Socialization Q uestion of the Day Was Shrek a natural hero? What makes someone a hero? Selflessness Danger Dont seek fame and fortune Everyday person 7 The Myth of Soul 8 Biological determinism race enables you Cultural determinism culture of your group enables you Environmental/Situational/Circumstantial Timing Values, Family emphases Individual abilities/agency Announcements Reading for next week : Class (Ch 7), Race (Ch 10), and Gender (Ch 11), Obama (Looking Back Regina Smiled)...
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