Ch. 1 Introduction

Ch. 1 Introduction - Chapter 1 Whatissociology? The...

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Chapter 1 What is sociology?
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The Sociological Perspective Sociology is the systematic study of human society. The sociological perspective allows us to see: The general in the particular The strange in the familiar Individuality in social context The Sociological Imagination (C. Wright Mills)
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Rate of death by suicide by race and sex in the U.S. (2003)
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Benefits of the Sociological Perspective 1. Helps us assess the truth of “common  sense.” 2. Helps us assess both opportunities and  constraints in our lives 3. Empowers us to be active participants in  our society. 4. Helps us to live in a diverse world. What can you do with sociology?
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The origins of sociology: explaining change and stability Premodern period Stable Agriculture Rural and local Kinship and status Religion and tradition Patrimonial Early Modernity Rapid change Manufacturing Urbanization Social class Science and  innovation Bureaucratic
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course ECON 19993 taught by Professor Helms during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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