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integrated are people into society). Women have lower suicide than men because they are more attached to family and people depend on them. Men have a higher likelihood of being less involved in different community activities. At some point though, people with a high, high level of social solidarity, suicide rates begin to increase again because they almost lose their own identity. •Several types of Suicideo1- AltruisticTies to the community are too strong and you lose your own sense of self and what your needs are as an individual. Community and family needs are much more superior to your need as an individual. High solidarity=high suicide in this case. o2- EgoisticThere is very low social integration and low sense of responsibility besides him or herself. Very weak community tieso3- AnomicNot as directly located to social solidarity. Occurs in rapid social change. Individuals may lose an idea of their place in society. They may feel like there are no norms governing their behavior. The Sociological Imagination• It is the way to see that everyday social life is the product of interplay between societal forces and personal characteristics. Where you end up is influenced by where you started out. Social Structures: refers to patterned relationships and behaviors. Not direct, just broader that are characteristic of the whole society. i.e. between men and women, between different classes, etc.
•Microstructure: intimate social relations. How people pass on social norms, model acceptable behavior, and so on on the intimate level. •Macrostructure: overarching patterns of social relations. They are not necessarily one individual but like things that make US different from India. •Global Structures: social relations that lie outside and above the national level. The United Nations, The World Bank, etc. They don’t necessarily belong to one country. Chapter 2- Seeing and thinking sociologically-What is sociologyoSociety: a society influences its members through structural features and historical circumstances. There are 3 characteristics of a society:It is a population that lives in the same geographic area, share a common culture or common sense of identity, and are subject to the same political authority answering to the same laws. - MACROoIndividual effect- each individual forms society and determines the course of its history. MICROoAffect on individualThrough other individuals- other people affect our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors•Milgrim’s Study of obedience and authority: Influence that authority figures have on the decisions we make and how we live. He told people that what they were