Logic of selection we read

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Logic of selection we read 1. What is a social fact? 1. Def 1 : "ways of acting, thinking, and feeling that present the noteworthy property of existing outside the individual consciousness" AND "endowed with coercive power" 2. Coercive power often invisible until I begin to resist it. 3. NOTE: lesson we see used frequently in the work of Erving Goffman -- he "detects" the "interaction order" by looking at what happens when it breaks down. Similarly, sociologists of deviance identify three kinds of evidence for norms : (1) patterns of behavior (people seem to do X), (2) aspirational statements (people say that one ought to do X), (3) societal reactions (sanction when people don't do X). 2. His examples of social facts include accepted methods of commerce or legal practices and so he worries that we might think that "social facts exist only where there is some social organization" but he disabuses us of this notion by introducing the idea of "social currents." 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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