CHAPTER 1 FRONT - Sociological Perspective ( Imagination )...

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Sociological Perspective  ( Imagination  ) - gain a new vision of life - stresses social contexts in which we live - influenced by society social location-  corners in life that people occupy becuz of their loca. In society (history= characteristics, biog= indiv. Specific experiences) - external influences make us think Origins of Sociology - idustrial revolution caused to break traditions&people working in cities - scientific method-     using objective,systematic observations to test theories- 3 primary areas- theory, research and social reform Theoretical Perspectives-  Teen preg-- because of single parent divorce (unwed, teen preg, etc.), breakdown of family structure=less supervision, both  parents working in schools, cultural norms have shifted        - theory - statement of how ideas fit together 3 perspectives- symbolic interation,functional, conflict Symbolic  – founder. Geroge Herbert Mead – learned behavior thru roles,  MICRO - examine how ppl use symbols to develp and share their views of the world MICRO - small scale, face to face   MACRO - lrg scale of patterns of society
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOGOLGY 801196 taught by Professor Breitenstein during the Spring '08 term at Western Tech.

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CHAPTER 1 FRONT - Sociological Perspective ( Imagination )...

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