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Exam review 1 - Sociological Imagination The ability to...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/11/10 Sociological Imagination The ability to see our private experiences, personal difficulties and achievements as, in part, a reflection of the structural arrangements of society and the times in which we live
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10/11/10 The Sociological Imagination Local Analysis: How does it relate 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 appear the way it does? How does it directly relate to your life?
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10/11/10 The Sociological Imagination Global Analysis: Does this object exist in other countries? If so, in what form? How is it used? How is this use different than its use in the United States? Is it altered in any way when used elsewhere? Does it affect life on the planet in any significant way? Where and how is it made?
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10/11/10 The Sociological Imagination Historical Analysis: When did the object come into existence? Why did it appear at this time? How has the object changed over time? What other aspects of social life have changed as a result of this object? How has your use of this object changed over time? What will this object be like in the future? Will it
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10/11/10 Major theoretical perspectives Structural-Functionalism Conflict Theory Symbolic Interactionism
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10/11/10 Functionalism Herbert Spencer: Analogy to living organisms Consensus – cooperation. Conflict could be seen as a disease in the social organism See society as a simple, well regulated system that endures because it serves people’s basic needs
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10/11/10 Conflict Theory Karl Marx – capitalists and workers Social classes Economics Economic determinism
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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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