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social imagination troubles -individual level Ex: getting divorced issues -social level. Individual can’t solve. Ex: divorce rate institution -relatively stable/predictable arrangements among people that have emerged over time w/the purpose of coordinating human interaction &behavior in ways that meet some social need triangulation -mix data spectral -variety of possibilities binary -2 options manifest function -open, conscious, aware, agreed-upon latent function - underlying, unintended, unacknowledged dysfunction -disrupts society social order (functionalism)-benefits everyone conflict -anytime there’s change life chances -opportunities to provide yourself with material goods, live a good life, have positive life experiences political/social function of poverty - 1.can be labeled/punished as deviants to uphold norm 2.allow various participation in deviant activities for the not-poor ideology -broad metal & moral frameworks that social groups use to make sense of the world, to decide what’s right & wrong. Dominant social groups have a better chance of crystallizing their beliefs & diffusing them in society as ‘common sense’ Ex: gender, race conflict -people are shaped by power, coercion, authority critique:` exaggerates tension fact -true no matter what ascribed -born with functionalism -individuals are socialized to perform certain functions critique: defends existing social relationships control variables -extraneous factors, possibly affecting the experiment, that are kept constant so as to minimize their effects on the outcome culture -knowledge, language, values, customs, & material objects that are passed from person to person & from one generation to the next in a society. SI -maintained by shared understanding of everyday behavior opinion -not necessarily based on knowledge, judgment theory -explain something by relating it to something else. System of ideas that explains or predicts something by referring to a broader framework. Structured. Doesn’t matter if you start w/ theory or research. in order to make sense of the world, helps us learn by teaching us how to apply knowledge from one situation to another. achieved -pursued, attained through activities in life economic function of poverty -dirty work at low wages, prolong economic usefulness of goods others don’t want quantitative -number-based, surveys, large pop., close-ended ? qualitative -interpretation, description, smaller groups, open-ended ? socialization -lifelong process in which people learn the attitudes, values, & behaviors appropriate for members of a particular culture self -understanding who you are/changes through time counter-culture -in complete opposition to the dominant culture Ex: amish privilege -unearned access to resources only available to people as result of social group membership looking-glass self -ur notion of ur self develops through interactions w/others
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOCY 1001 taught by Professor Walden,gle during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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