1. Introduction

1. Introduction - constraints in our lives Empowers us to...

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      Sociology  is the  systematic  study of human  society.
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    The sociological perspective allows us to see: The general in the particular The strange in the familiar Individuality in social context Sociology—the systematic study of  society and social life
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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 Helps us assess the truth of “common sense.” Helps us assess both opportunities and 
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Unformatted text preview: constraints in our lives Empowers us to be active participants in our society. Helps us to live in a diverse world. What can you do with sociology? Mills: Sociology as liberation Feeling trapped Escaping the trap History Structure Biography Private troubles and public issues Periods of uneasiness and indifference Periods of crisis...
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