Sociology Ch 1 - Sociological Perspective How Society...

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Sociological Perspective How Society Affects out Choices C. Wright Mills Experiences of people in their crisis individual’s group becomes aware of social forces Intersection of biography (individual) and history (social factors) Sociological imagination o Capacity to see general social forces at work and how actions affect us Peter Bergen Saw the general in the particular Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) Suicide study o Men, protestants, wealthy, and unmarried more likely to commit suicide o Women, Catholics, Jewish, poor and married are less likely Social Forces Social Integration Origins of sociology Scientific method- it is more precise and allows an ordered procedure Ideological/ Political Change Age of Enlightenment (17 th -18 th Century) o European Movement o Philosophers used Laws to explain Human Behavior
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Industrial Revolution o Broke traditional ties o People moved from farms to cities, so traditional explanations of behavior no longer applied or fit the current situation. Growth of cities
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