Socl 2001 notes 1-20-2012

Socl 2001 notes 1-20-2012 - Sociology 2001 002 Notes for...

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Sociology 2001 – 002 Notes for Friday 1-20-2012 Sociological Imagination -imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes Try to see yourself from someone else’s perspective -challenging the common sense you take for granted -avoid accepting “that’s the way it is” -learn to have a sociological imagination by thinking critically about why someone might do the things they do With a sociological imagination, one can imagine what it’s like to be someone else (ex. imagining what it’s like to be homeless without actually being homeless) Seeing the General in the Particular -determining general aspects about someone using a group they belong to (ex. LSU students). *this is not the same as a stereotype, which focuses on a group. -looking out for general patterns in social life -patterns are important, but of course there are always exceptions Seeing the Strange in the Familiar -how has society affected you without you realizing it? what things are out of our control? -examples: your name, race, country of origin, language, family, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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Socl 2001 notes 1-20-2012 - Sociology 2001 002 Notes for...

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