8-30 lecture - Socio 1 8/30/10 midterm 10% section part 20%...

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Socio 1 8/30/10 midterm 10% section part 20% inclass final 30% each paper 20% Americans think more psychologically -individualism triumphs -American individualism vs the power of the social American heroes -loner, almost always a guy -msg: society bad, individual good -lone individual only hope for good -people in our society more likely to be oblivious to the forces that shape our experience Durkheim's Suicide Durkheim making the point that the most individual lonely decision that one can make (suicide), is powerfully shaped by social influences -done by comparing suicide rates across groups -integration – social cohesion vs looser social cohesion -protestants vs catholics and jews -more likely to commit suicide -protestantism told them less on what to think -it always had the believer decide things in the light of their own conscience -judgment war what between what is true and not - Egoistic suicide (we need meaning, integration, structure. If we have to too little, suicide) -No goals outside the self = meaninglessness
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Fall '97 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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8-30 lecture - Socio 1 8/30/10 midterm 10% section part 20%...

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