Soc 302 Exam 1 Study Guide

Soc 302 Exam 1 Study Guide - (CH 1) Ten Major Propositions...

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(CH 1) Ten Major Propositions of the Enlightenment 1. Emphasis on society: society was more than just a sum of individuals 2. Society most important unit of analysis 3. Individual seen as just a unit within society 4. Part of society independent, working like an organism 5. Change seen as threat to society/individuals 6. Tendency to see the large structures of society as useful, not harmful 7. Small units/families essential to individuals/society 8. Modern social change like industrialization to have disorganizing effects 9. Emphasis is non-rational factors, such as ritual and ceremony 10. Support of a hierarchical system of status/reward Comte’s 3 Intellectual Stages 1. Theological- supernatural powers 2. Metaphysical- abstract forces, nature 3. Positivistic- observation of social/physical world Durkheim’s Social Fact -External to and coercive of the individual. Law, moral beliefs, and poverty: study on suicide led to idea that change socially led to differences in suicide rates Marx Labor Theory of Value
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Huggins during the Fall '10 term at Kentucky.

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Soc 302 Exam 1 Study Guide - (CH 1) Ten Major Propositions...

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