What Is Sociology? Main Three Points • The study of institutionalized action and social institutions • The study of society • Institutionalized action = forms beliefs behavior that occur and recur over long periods of time and space. Ex. A man wearing pants instead of a skirt is reproducing gender institutions • These beliefs and behaviors are reproduced Society’s Double Bind • We create society • We are also created by society Ex. We created Facebook but Facebook creates us by influencing our pictures and the way we set up our pages. Sociology = A Social Science.
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at UGA.