Chapter1 - The Sociological Perspective Sociology, Eleventh...

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Sociology, Eleventh Edition The Sociological Perspective
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition What Is Sociology? “...The systematic study of human society Systematic Scientific discipline that focuses attention on patterns of behavior Human society Group behavior is primary focus; how groups influence individuals and vice versa At the “heart of sociology” The sociological perspective which offers a unique view of society
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Why Take Sociology? Education and liberal arts Well-rounded as a person Social expectations More appreciation for diversity The global village Domestic social marginality Enhanced life chances Micro and macro understanding Increase social potentials
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition 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 live in a diverse world
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Importance of Global Perspective Where we live makes a great difference in shaping our lives Societies throughout the world are increasingly interconnected through technology and economics Many problems that we faced in the united states are more serious elsewhere Thinking globally is a good way to learn more about ourselves
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition The Sociological Perspective : Peter Berger Seeing the general in the particular Sociologists identify general social patterns in the behavior of particular individuals
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