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SOCI 200 Lecture Notes (1-15-09)

SOCI 200 Lecture Notes (1-15-09) - Sociology: (Berger...

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Sociology: the scientific study of human behavior. “Sociological perspective”- (Berger)  “Seeing the general in the particular.”  Race, class, gender social forces impact our individual lives Classic study- Durkheim’s Study of Suicide  The individual decision and feelings to decide and commit suicide.  He found that men, protestant, wealthy people and the unmarried had  significantly higher suicide rates than women, Jew and Catholics, the poor  and married people.   ARE CONNECTED TO OTHERS:  Women- are more religious, are more connected to others, relied on Jews, Catholics- very united, social, close knit community. Protestants are more  spread out.   Men don’t seek help (doctors).  It’s more than just the individual  “Social Integration”- Stronger social ties. Host dinners, call people over for  dinner…  Lillian Ruben’s Study of Women’s Marriage Expectations 
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CLASS and marital expectations Higher income women: expected their husbands to be sensitive to others, talk  readily, and shire his feelings and experiences. 
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