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09-Fall-Rvw2-Tue-101 - 1 Dr Scott Renshaw Soc 101-Review...

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Dr. Scott Renshaw Soc 101--Review Guide for Test # 2 (the test will be on Tuesday November 3 rd ) The Sociological Perspective and the Structural Functional Perspective READINGS Readings before the First Exam #1, Mills, “The Promise of Sociology” or “The Sociological Imagination” (what is) Page 3 #2, Berger, “Invitation to Sociology” study and challenge taken for granted reality #3a, Coakley, “How Would a Sociologist Look at Sport” soc v psy, institution in an institution. (Posted into Blackboard Course Documents) #9, White, “Symbol: The Basic Element of Culture” symbolically driven world. #10, Merton, “Manifest and Latent Functions” repeat – intended reasons manifest- latent through time. #12, Harris, “India’s Sacred Cow” #14, Tonnies, “Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft”gemein small world, gesell society. Shift creates self complexities Reading since the First Exam #10, Merton, “Manifest and Latent Functions” #12, Harris, “India’s Sacred Cow” #14, Tonnies, “Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft” #17, Mead, “The Self” #21, Simmel, “The Dyad and the Triad” #22, The Presentation of Self #44, Du Bois, “The Souls of Black Folk” READ MATCHING (You will match phrases from the sociological perspectives handout, attached to this) VISUAL MEDIA Media Before the First Exam The Truman Show The Merchants of Cool The Devil’s Playground Akeelah and the Bee Media since the First Exam The Devil’s Playground Bernie Mac : “Jordan the Bully,”“The Household Activity System,” and “Bernie the Man” Seinfeld : “The Soup Nazi” CLASS DISCUSSION The sociologist studies society by utilizing and developing a specialized language. This language generates abstractions in attempt to capture and/or categorize the on-going-stream of social interaction. 1) A Sociologist systematically attempts to describe, explain, analyze, evaluate, and/or predict social phenomenon/a; 2) A Sociologist may systematically challenge (and/or sometimes create) social myth; 3) In so doing, the sociologist systematically addresses social stability and social change. 1
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For C. Wright Mills , part of the “sociological imagination” is the ability to see ourselves (see our patterns of behavior) in relation to the structure of society, our specific placement in history, and how the self interplays with the structure and history. --The sociologist systematically studies the structure of society. --The sociologist systematically studies the organization of society --The sociologist systematically studies the individual as a collective Self within the structure and/or organization of society. Three General Sociological Questions Guide the Sociological Exploration of Social (MEMORIZE) Phenomenon\a: 1. How does any social phenomenon\a organize human beings and create social structure\s?
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