Unformatted text preview: heroin addicts—yet one group is
considered ‘deviant’ and one group is
consider ‘social’. Why?
What does this tell us about our social
structure? Our moment in history? The
varieties of men and women who occupy
this There are a myriad of social and economic
factors involved in the production of coffee
factors Coffee does not magically appear in front of
you; it is part of an enormous structural
process that includes land ownership and
land rights, manufacturing, transportation,
stock exchanges, banks, capitalists, etc
And each process and component has its own
sociological phenomena and consequences—
manifest and latent—all which may of may not
connect the apparently private problems of
the individual with important social issues
important What about social and historical
development? Coffee has not always been part of the
Western diet, it is a product of colonization
and thus has a history.
and Coffee is consumed in social settings; it
helps create and maintain class relations
through social interaction
through Ways of drink, social etiquette etc.
Can you make certain assumptions from the
‘way’ people drink their coffee?
‘way’ To be sociologically mindful we must
consider the distinction between
“The personal troubles of milieu” vs.
“The public issues of social
structure Troubles occur . . . ?
Troubles within the character of the individual
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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- Spring '08