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What is Sociology?
-How does it happen? Answer using preliminary questions and answers
Chapter 1 - The Sociological ImaginationThe Big Questions1.What is the sociological imagination, and why is it worth acquiring?
-Also it is our ability to ask hard questions instead of accepting easily availableanswers-Know the difference betweenpersonal troublesandpublic issuesofsocial structures-E.g. student loans, competing demands from divorced parents, and aninability to from a rewarding romantic relationship2.What are social contexts, and why do they matter?
-What are they and why do they matter?
Social Structure-Describes the many diverse ways of what exists-A complex set of roles & social hierarchies-Rules & powers exist in certain roles-Norms & institutions of society-Marriage, families, education & economic markets-We participate in social structures & reproduce them-Organizations that regulate those practices

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