LECTURE 2 ON 1 - LECTURE 2 ON 1/12/12 DEFINING SOCIAL...

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LECTURE 2 ON 1/12/12 DEFINING SOCIAL PROBLEMS Objective reality of social problems o Social conditions which induce material or psychic suffering and limit opps. o Discrepancies between values and ethical conditions CLASS DISCUSSIONS POINTS Growing fields and job availability How to get ahead of others in your shoes o Language skills o People skills o Connections. . o Etc. . THE DANGERS AND LIMITS OF OBJECTIVITY Social scientists do not agree on the def. of social probs The study of social problems is not value free TYPES OF SOCIAL PROBS Norm violations to acts and conditions that violate the norms and values in soc. o The traditional approach to studying probs o Directs attention towards society’s failures and away from the faliures of soc. Social conditions to socially induced conditions that cause unequal emotional and material suffering o Some types may reflect a bias in the system Institutional deviance is when society and its formal organizations are not meeting the needs of its individuals
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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LECTURE 2 ON 1 - LECTURE 2 ON 1/12/12 DEFINING SOCIAL...

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