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Chapter 1: Thinking about Social Problems Collecting reaction cards
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The “sociological imagination” gave us the  ability to “zoom out” to see our positions in  society Sometimes, the solution of your “private  troubles”  lies in the structural level How we talk about social policies matters Social problems are multiple causes and it  takes time to bring social changes
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Two elements influence the definition of social  problems Objective element  of a social problem     -The existence of a social condition     -what people see, hear, read…. .         -examples: the homeless, the gunfire in street,  employees losing jobs due to business downsize  
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Tell me your order of following social  problems -crime -gender inequality -racial inequality -environment destruction -class (economic) inequality
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Subjective element  of a social problem     -the  belief  that a particular social condition is  harmful to society as a whole or to a  segment of society and that it should and  can be changed     -what people “feel”  
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Two questions to be considered… (1)What influences your subjective  evaluation? (2)Is it an easy job to distinguish subjective  evaluation from objective condition?
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Combining two elements: A social problem is a social condition that  a segment of society views as harmful to  members of society and in need of  remedy.
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The variations in what is considered a  social problem come mainly from the  subjective element Definitions of social problems may vary     1.within societies    2.across societies    3.across historical time periods 
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C. Wright Mills (1959) A quality of mind which gives us the ability to 
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