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Soc 102 Lecture Notes 13/09/2010 09:38:00 Lecture 2 9/13 Mills famous quote: pg. 6 top of page If individuals work together they can change society o 1 individual cant do it by themselves Johnson  Quote on pg 13 o “always participating in something larger than ourselves” - how forest and treest are related to one another  biography and history from Mills main components of social system: individual people mother/father, ceo/wage worker   paths of least resistance  norms   paths of least reistance organizations   govts, cops, unions institutions legal system
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Economically: individuals w/ certain characteristics which are universal and unchanging rational and self interested instructions   incentives  individuas   behavior individuals question rationality  other things matter (honor) than material possessions…changes incentives behavior motivated not only by economic incentives  social systems   critical to shaping goals addition of groups over individuals  have own behavior, more impact than single individuals all affect collective outcomes, which changes social system…makes a loop common sense way of looking at society in US is individualistic (Johnson) Lecture 3 9/15/10 9% of blacks live in southern states, theres 2 great migrations 1 st   wave of the Great Migration   1910 – 1930
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white labor   army WWI expanding o 1.6 million soldiers A lot of momentum is made by the war until 1930, the start of the great  depression o Unemployment goes up to 50% o Black unemployment up to 70% WWII: 1939 begins, America enters in 1941 after Pearl Harbor 2 nd  wave of Great Migration: 1940 (lend-lease act) to 1970 o 5 million AA’s leave the south in 2 nd  wave o all in all, 60 years, 7 million ppl migrate Euro Migration: 1840   1920: 37 million Sharecropping: the outcome of the civil war did not deprive the landowners of their land there was talk of dividing land up with AA’s, but they never did
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course COMM 211 taught by Professor Traubaut during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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