Lect10.4

Lect10.4 - Sociology Lecture 2 Oct 4th 2011 How professional sociologists go about research process Charles Lemert Toni Cade Bambara Sean Nelson

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Sociology Lecture 2 Oct. 4 th 2011 How professional sociologists go about research process Charles Lemert Toni Cade Bambara Sean Nelson shot by the police ; the film tries to situate Nelson’s troubles into social issues helpless & shorthand – tank media story: a troubled man gone mad personal (friends, family): it seems from the pov from the individual, drug, death of his mother, father, his wife left him… explanations that focus on personal troubles are powerful, but they are limited/incomplete/destructive/not productive they do not address Sean’s personal issues either. Sean is not a cheerful robot, he takes a direct action, getting a tank Practical Sociological Competence: A practical capacity to understand what’s happening around us. Commonly held skill of ordinary people. Disciplined or Practiced Sociological Competence: Accurate exercise of sociological imagination to formulate, address, and solve pressing social problems in which cherished values are at stake.
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mechlinski during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Lect10.4 - Sociology Lecture 2 Oct 4th 2011 How professional sociologists go about research process Charles Lemert Toni Cade Bambara Sean Nelson

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