SOC 100 Chapter 1 - SOC 100 Chapter 1 C.W. Mills- wrote...

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SOC 100 Chapter 1 C.W. Mills - wrote “Sociological Imagination” to help a person see connection between own life and large social conditions Personal trouble - one person’s trouble (Such as single suicide) Issue - related to many people, ex 50% divorce rate, thousands of suicides related to one thing II. Foundations of Social Science a. Precursors to Industrialization Economic interdependence Colonization (1492) Colonizers structured societies to fit their own needs and met other people which raised curiosity Colonizers instituted slavery- 11.7 million Africans survived journey to America b. The French Revolution High level of unemployment in France Class antagonism Resulted in major changes: destroyed the role of the noblemen, granted equal rights to all citizens, equal inheritance granted to all sons, church subordinated to state (church no longer in charge) Marked the end of a system based on tradition and inheritance People Spoke of rationally constructing a society
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Fall '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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SOC 100 Chapter 1 - SOC 100 Chapter 1 C.W. Mills- wrote...

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