Sociology is the scientific study of society

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8/27/09 Sociology is : The scientific study of society The study of human groups and their influence on individual behavior The study of social order and social change (structure of the family) The search for social causation (why are some people rich? Why do some people get divorced? Why are some people criminals) Social norms and social structures have an effect on everyone
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Unformatted text preview: The Sociological Imagination C Wright Mills, 1959 o The ability to see the interplay between Biography and history Public issues and private troubles Neither the life of the individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both...
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