Unformatted text preview: Their capacity for astonishment is made lively again. They acquire a new way of thinking…” • The sociological viewpoint is a relatively new one that offers a new way of thinking about old problems o People wanted a new way of understanding the changes that were going on around them. • Unit of analysis in sociology is social interaction • Society follows rules. • Sui generis- of its own kind, society exists apart from the individuals who create it. o Fundamental conundrum of society the idea that society doesn’t exist without you and you don’t exist without society but society exists apart from those who create it. o Society is greater than the sum of its parts. o Reification- when things become real. Rules become real and greater than the individual....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCI 201 taught by Professor Perez during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.
- Fall '07