Chapter One Notes
Sociological Perspective- examines how social contexts influence peoples lives.
Society- a group of people who share a culture and a territory.
Social Location- how peoples jobs, income, education, gender, race, age affect peoples idea
Social stratification is the division of large
numbers of people into layers according to
their relative power, property, and prestige.
It applies to both nations and to people
within a nation, society, or other groups.
Medicine and Health
Medicine is a society s standard way of
dealing with illness and injury. U.S. medicine is
a profession, a bureaucracy, and a big
Sociologists study how medicine is influenced
by ideals of professional self-regulat
Education is a formal agent of socialization and a
formal system for teaching knowledge, values, and
Some individuals devoted themselves to teaching,
while those who had leisure became their students.
Education gradually came
25 Statements from the Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective.
1. Sociology offers a perspective, a view of the world. The sociological perspective (or
imagination) opens a window onto unfamiliar worldsand offers a fresh look at familiar
Chapter 2. Culture
1. Culture - the language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even
material objects that are passed from one generation to the next.
(material culture and nonmaterial culture).
2. Culture shock the disorientation that people experie
1) macrosociology analysis of social life that focuses on broad features of society, such as
social class and the relationships of groups to one another; usually used by functionalists
and conflict theorists.
2) microsociology analysis of social life that
Chapter 3 Assignment
1. Agents of Socialization
Family has a great impact giving children a sense of self, motivation, values and beliefs.
Parents send message to children of what society expects from them as males and females.
Melvin Kohn suggests that w
Critique on Female Circumcision
Worldwide, between 100 million and 200 million females were circumcised. This
procedure commonly performed in parts of Muslim Africa and differs depending on the culture.
The age of females undergoing circumcision differs b
Quiz 1 Study Guide (CH 1-3)
Quiz on Monday Sep 29th.
Below are some of the key terms and concepts that will appear on your exam. If you can answer
these questions, you should do well during the test.
Ch. 1 Sociological Perspective (10 mult
Discuss the perceptions of aging while
addressing the following: As you see it, at
what age are people no longer young? What is
it, specifically, about this age that makes a
person old ? Wh
Collective Behavior and Social
Collective behavior refers to extraordinary
activities carried out by groups of people.
Early theorists of collective behavior argued
that crowds transformed people, causing them
to participate in activit
Scientology is beliefs and practices created by L. Ron Hubbard. This religion
teaches people that we are immortal being who have forgotten their true nature. Its type
of counseling is called auditing. This is where practitioners try to re-expe
Race and Ethnicity
With more than six billion people on the
planet, the world offers a fascinating array
of human characteristics.
Race refers to the inherited physical
characteristics that distinguish one group
from another. These distinguishi
Societies to Social
Groups are the essence of life in society; the
groups to which we belong help determine
our goals and values, how we feel about
ourselves, and even how we feel about life
An essential element of a social grou
Sociologists who do research on religion analyze
the relationship between society and religion
and study the role that religion plays in
people s lives. They do not seek to prove that
one religion is better than another.
According to D
Social Class in the United
Definition: a large group of people who
rank close to one another in terms of
wealth, power and prestige
Consists of property (what we own) and
income (money we rece
Marriage and Family
Imagine you are getting married next
week. Write a prenuptial agreement that
details your expectations for the
marriage and, more importantly, your
partner s obligations in the marriage
related to the following:
As we discussed in our previous class,
today we will have a debate on what
mobile operating system is better.
I-phone vs. Andriod
Must cover the following topics:
Look of the device; compatibility; warranty;
cost; resale value; avai
Sex and Gender
Gender stratification refers to men s and
women s unequal access to power, prestige,
Gender is especially significant because it is a
master status, cutting across all aspects of social
GLOBAL STRATIFICATION 3 COUNTRIES IN THE GLOBAL
Due Wed, Nov 12, 2014 (full credit is 7 points)
- Go to the Census Bureau database:
- Click on International Data Base
- From th
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