The Basics-Critical Thinking-Mills and S.I.

Our moment in history the varieties of men and women

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Unformatted text preview: heroin addicts—yet one group is considered ‘deviant’ and one group is consider ‘social’. Why? consider What does this tell us about our social What structure? Our moment in history? The varieties of men and women who occupy this society? this There are a myriad of social and economic social economic factors involved in the production of coffee factors Coffee does not magically appear in front of Coffee you; it is part of an enormous structural process that includes land ownership and land rights, manufacturing, transportation, stock exchanges, banks, capitalists, etc stock And each process and component has its own And sociological phenomena and consequences— sociological manifest and latent—all which may of may not manifest connect the apparently private problems of connect the individual with important social issues the important What about social and historical What development? development? Coffee has not always been part of the Coffee Western diet, it is a product of colonization and thus has a history. and Coffee is consumed in social settings; it Coffee helps create and maintain class relations through social interaction through Ways of drink, social etiquette etc. Can you make certain assumptions from the Can ‘way’ people drink their coffee? ‘way’ To be sociologically mindful we must consider the distinction between consider “The personal troubles of milieu” vs. vs. “The public issues of social The structure” structure Troubles occur . . . ? Troubles within the character of the individual within and within the range of his or her immediate relations with others; they have to do with one's self and with those limited areas of social life of which one is directly and personally aware. A trouble is a private matter: values cherished by an individual are felt by her to be threatened. Issues have to do with . . . ? Issues Matters tha...
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