Chapter 1_Sociology, Perspective, Theory and Method

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Chapter 1: Sociology, Perspective, Theory and Method Questions: What makes sociological perspective a new and exciting way of seeing the world? Why is sociology an important tool for your future career? I. The Sociological Perspective A. Sociology 1. The systematic study of human society -At the heart of discipline… B. Seeing the General in the Particular -shapes the lives of people in various C. Peter Berger (1963) described perspective 1. Seeing the general in the particular -Sociology helps us see general patterns in the behavior of particular people -People are unique D. Seeing the Strange in the Familiar 1. Looking at life sociologically requires giving up -the familiar idea we live life in terms of our own decisions -in favor of the strange notion that society shapes decisions E. Seeing Personal Chocie in Social Context 1. Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) -Showed social forces are at work Logic -Higher suicide among white males reflect greater wealth and freedom 1/24/11
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II. Seeing Sociologically MarginalityDefinition- People who live on the margins of life
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course SOCI 2011 taught by Professor Shaconnahaley during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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