Part I: Using Your Sociological Imagination
Chapter 5: Networks and Organizations
Social groups form the building blocks for society and most social interactions.
Dyad: A group of two.
Triad: A group of three or more.
The dyad is the most i
Sociology Chapter 10 Reading Notes
Socialization is the process by which society molds its members into properly social
The personal attributes that sociologists deem most important in an adult life- that is the
social self, or the values
Sociology Class Notes
History of Racial Categories
One drop rule
What is race?
Race by definition is a social and historical process not biologically determined. In other
words it is so
Influence of G.H. Meed
the Chicago School
investigation of the ays of life, action focus, interested
in social reform based on what they saw
lives of immigrants, ethnic groups, poor>diff wa
The Emergence of Sociology: Industrial Revolution
What is the Industrial Revolution? And how does it relate to sociology.
Industrial Revolution (18th and 19th Century)- complete transformation of the
1. A. Baseball to take on new look St. Petersburg Times (Sep. 10, 1993)
The two leagues (American and National) were split up into three divisions each, which causes
there to be an additional round added to the playoffs, starting
Goffman and Becker
Main argument: Three steps: you have to learn how to use, perceive you opinion on the effects,
and decide on whether these effects are enjoyable.
all three steps are deeply social, have to do with social contexts
Applications to othe
Other important works
Feminist Theory and Gender
Sandra Bem, "The Lenses of Gender" (1993)
There are hidden assumptions about gender.they permeate our society
Barbara Risman, "Gender Vertigo" (1998) -
Race-a group of people who share a set of characteristics-typically, but not always, physical ones-and are
said to share a common bloodline
Racism-the belief that members of separate races possess different and unequal traits
Primary deviance-the first act of rule-breaking that may incur a label of defiant and thus influence
how people think about and act toward you
Secondary deviance-subsequent acts of rule-breaking that occur after primary defiance and as a result of
Nonmaterial culture-values, beliefs, behaviors, and social norms
Material culture-everything that is a part of our constructed, physical environment, including technology
Cultural relativism-taking into account the differences across cultures w/
Sociology Study Guide
Theory- framework that can be used to comprehend and explain events
Sociological theory- describes how societies operate and how people relate to one
another and respond to their surroundings.
o Necessary to;
Sociology-the study of human social life; groups and societies
Sociological imagination-ability to break free from our particular circumstance and see our social world
in a new, broader light (historical, cultural, social) C. Wright Mills