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1004.chap1.part1 - Chapter 1: Developing a Sociological...

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Chapter 1: Developing a Sociological Consciousness
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What is Sociology? Sociology is the scientific study of society Sociology is the study of human groups & their influence on individual behavior. Sociology is the study of social order & social change. Sociology is the search for social causation.
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The Sociological Imagination C.Wright Mills, 1959 The Ability to see the interplay between Biography and history “Neither the life of the individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.”
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The Sociological Imagination Description: What is the object under consideration? How would you describe it in detail? What do you call it? How is it referred to?
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Local Analysis: How does it related to other aspects of social life? How is it used, bought, sold? In what context does it exist? Who benefits from it? Who suffers from it? Why does it
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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