Sociology

Sociology - TEST 1 Notes Sociology is the systematic study...

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TEST 1 Notes 8/24/10 Sociology is the systematic study of human society. Focuses on social structures and processes. Sociology now themes: Historical Multiculturalism Intersectionality Globalisation: neo-liberalism which the market reigns supreme. US leads the push. Countries spend less on social services and more on market progress. As society becomes connected through tech and econ, the global village becomes smaller and international dependency grows. WWW. By understanding global issues, we better understand ourselves. Groups: more than 1 aspect. People of group share idea of commonality Sociological perspective: view of society Manifest functions are main and desired Latent functions are unintended Uniqueness of individuals is shaped into “kinds” of people Notes 8/26/10 Sociological imagination: C. Wright Mills, A way of thinking. Many of our personal problems are evident in society as a whole. Dilemma in society was people’s narrow-minded personalities. Tended to be invested in themselves. “The promise” was to understand the personal backgrounds of
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individuals’’ connection to societies’ influential force. EX: Women’s opportunities. Technology of modern forms of birth control gave women a very different lifestyle and way of thinking than their previous lineage. Sociology: the advantages of its perspective Allows us to view the marginality in different sociological spheres. See the diversity of mankind throughout the world. Draws attention to the social problems of today and of the past that have shaped today’s society. Also views the various methods of change to better or worse these problems. See the connection between yourself and society. Sociology as a way of seeing. Beyond either/or, is society better or worse Sociologists’ response is their analysis of both sides at once thus resulting in both/and. Context. Discipline’s origins: 3 interdependent revolutions Scientific revolution that challenged the traditional forms of authority and knowledge established by the church and instilled a belief in science. Economic revolution, which began industrialism and capitalism and gave way to self-awareness of technology that, shapes societies sense of progress and personal gain. Political revolution which brought about more democratic values and an awareness of one’s possible voice In governmental progress. Key Scholars:
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Auguste Comte early 1800’s, Social structure and social processes. Statics and dynamics. Methodology of understanding the structures of society while acknowledging the change that occurred. Sociology as a vehicle for reform. Karl Marx mid 1800’s, Class conflict and structure. (Animal Farm) To maintain system of society upper class had to control the mindset of the poor. Religion justified exploitation. Social Perspectives/Paradigms
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