Notes 1-22 - Why study Sociology-Development of the...

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Why study Sociology? -Development of the sociological imagination –C. Wright Mills -Understand the social forces underlying behavior *Ex. Private Troubles (unemployment) vs. Social Problems (corporate restricting) *What are the social forces, beyond the control of any individual, which affect our lives? Historical overview of Sociology -Protestant Reformation *16 TH Century Luther 1530’s-1540’s Calvin 1540’s- 1550’s *People splitting from the Roman Catholic Church 1. Weakened the political regimes in other countries 2. Possible for science to flourish -Sacred to Secular *Galileo 1610’s- 1630’s Newton 1717-1720’s *Any type of ideology where it is not based on observables and instead based on faith, it is hard for it to work -The Enlightenment *The age of reason *17 th and 18 th centuries *Status to Contract -Sociological Traditions *Natural Sciences- Objectivity
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Going to a company and looking through their personal files to find out how much a man or woman makes or if people are being
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