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Sociology in the United States

Sociology in the United States - • Events of the world...

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Sociology in the United States • Period four--Coming of the Age of Sociology--1954--on – Supreme court case of Brown v Board of Education of Topeka Kansas--initiated a call for racial integration – Began numerous “rights” movements--Vietnam War, Women, Gays and Elderly – Sociology exploded in early part of this period Importance of Global Perspective • Early European sociological theorists supported the global understanding by studying people from many cultures • Lives of people are now intertwined
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Unformatted text preview: • Events of the world effect us all • U.S. has the most powerful and diverse economy in the world • U.S. military presence is in 130 countries in the world Importance of Global Perspective • Other areas about the world – Goods and services move all over the world – Multinational corporations change social relationships – Globalization from above connects people while from below means an attempt to protect people, their environment and lives – What does “Made in the USA” mean...
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