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Unformatted text preview: Objectivist- acknowledge that, regardless of context, a particular social condition negatively affects lives. Social constructionist- acknowledge the processes by which people designate some conditions as social problems. Take away points: The sociological imagination allow us to take a larger view and identify the structural causes of social problems. The sociological imagination lets us see how social, historical, cultural, economic, and political factors shape the choices people have available to them. Objectivist and social constructionists are 2 approaches to studying social problems. However, there is always a subjective nature to social problems. 01:28 01:28...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.
- Spring '05