Text, Chap. 7, Experiencing Illness
Identify and describe Suchmans five stages of illness experience.
1. Symptom Experience- the feeling that something is wrong; the individual may
self-treat (or try to ignore the problem)
2. Assumption of the sick role-
Berkman. 2004. The Health Divide. Contexts
How can we spend so much on health care in the US and not have the highest life
expectancy? The huge amounts we spend on health care are not buying our population
good health. The reason is a widening gap between
Conrad, 1992. Medicalization
What is medicalization? Describes a process by which nonmedical problems become defined
and treated as medical problems, usually in terms of illnesses or disorders. Consists of defining a
problem in medical terms, using medica
Wilkinson & Marmot, 2003
Last names S-W: early life and food
1. What is the social gradient? The social gradient in heath refers to the fact that
inequalities in population health status are related to inequalities in social status.
2. Name some forms of
Text, Chap. 8
1. Instead of physicians, who were sources of medical care and knowledge in the 18 th and 19th
centuries US? Family, usually the wife/mother were the primary locus of healing service, and
information was secured from the newspapers, almanacs
Sociology Chapter 3 Reading Questions
1. Define epidemiology and social epidemiology. What do epidemiologists do?
Epidemiology- the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and
possible control of diseases and other factors relating
Sociology Ch.4 Reading Questions
1. Define etiology
-Explaining the reasons for disease patterns within societies requires identification of the
causes of disease
Define proximate risk factors and fundamental causes of disease and illness.
Soc 224 Video Questions:
1. How do studies of identical twins help us to understand social determinants of health, versus
genetic determinants? Among twins who lived together until age 18, who basically grew up in
the same households, so had at least a re
Rubin 2007, Mental Health
1. Describe some attempts to reform the mental health system.
-Housing Act of 1949- Congress declared that every American deserves a "decent home and a suitable
living environment" and instituted a complex set of provisions to ac
Text, Chap. 5
Put Stoklos definition of stress into your own words. It can refer to events or circumstances,
such as examinations, that cause u unease; to the general unease we feel during such events: to the
specific body responses t
September 19, 2016
Mainfare Dining Hall in Hope Commons
Around 12:30pm during the mid-week
Observation #1: When I entered the dining hall I first payed attention to who came to the Mainfare dining
hall at this time of day during the middle of the week. I
October 4, 2015
Field Observation Assignment
(Group members: Grace Hegstetter & Dariene Hickey)
When sitting in the dining hall with my group, we observed two young women sitting at
another table close enough to us
Field notes 2B
November 2, 2016
The Bizarre Dating Rituals of the Nacirema:
What other dating habits might seem silly if you described them in different terms,
through the eyes of another culture? Is there anything y
Test is going to be a lot of questions, it will consist of TF, multiple choice and fill in the blank. You may be
expected to read a diagram, graph or map
Plz read the HW solutions and lecture notes. They will be the basis of the test.
Here are some notes
Criticism that has been analyzed in general is more descriptive not analytical.
The real issue that everyone is interested in is how the violence on television
has affected people. Some analyst has said that the more violence on TV, the
Cultural Studies Approach
The cultural studies approach began at the Frankfurt Institute, which
began in the 1920s. The Frankfurt Institute brought people to begin the
Frankfurt school, which made a critical theory. This began in Germany in
the 1920s but
Gitlin agrees that the culture industry does promote the capitalist ideology.
He believes that subtle propaganda is much better then crude propaganda.
This pro-capital subtle propaganda works because we dont realize usually
that these programs
Karl Marx back in the 19th century traced the media owners and the business
owners. Since they are all friends media owners support the business
owners. Capitalism has gown from a bunch of small businesses to a few large
He was a Canadian, who was born in Edmonton and briefly taught here at the
U of R. Became really famous at the University of Toronto. One of the things
McLuhan best known for his short one-liners. The Medium is the message is
one of his m
It goes back to the early 19th century. Auguste Comte (1798-1857) was the
first person to call himself a sociologist. He made philosophy a type of
Comte believed that sociology would help understand many things in society
This theory focuses on how people interact by using symbols. On the macro
or large-scale focuses on the issue of meaning. On the micro scale focuses on
the issue of self.
You cannot learn what it means to be a human being in isolat
Content Analysis is where researchers and try to fit the contents of the media
and try to fit that content into a small amount of categories. Content analysis
goes back to the early 1950s in the US. From the beginning of television
Internet was created by an English computer science professor Tim BernersLee
He developed two new programing language HTML and HTTP
These new programing languages allowed computer to communicate with
In 1989 he founded the non-profit
Karl Marx called his theories Materialism. Marx argued that the first priority
for every individual and society must be to insure his or her objective
survival. The way they insure there survival is primarily through the
economy. It is t
One of the earliest media functionalists was Harold Lasswell.
In the 1940s the first thing he said that media provided information. The
media also provides an interpretation of that information. In newspapers will
provide straight informat
Chapter 1: what is the sociological imagination, and why is it worth acquiring?
C. Wright Mills
Capacity to think systematically about how things we experience as personal problems are
really social issues
Helps us to ask hard questions and seek answers
What is the sociological imagination?
Challenges our basic impulses to see aspects of life as inevitable or natural
Provides insight into stereotyping and active discrimination
Facilitates more active and effective participation in the world around us
Gottrfreson and HIrschis general theory of crime argues that low self control is the cause of crime.
People with low self control are lazy, they want things fast with minimal work, they like commiting crime
because of the risk accosiated with it and th
Patrick Simons Melanie Brasher
212 Final Exam
Part 1: Definitions:
1. Fictive Kin: the term used to describe people we refer to as relatives that arent actually related to us
through blood or marriage. For example, I call my moms best friend Auntie.
Part 1: Definitions
2. De-Industrialization: the process of removing industry in an area that has both social and economic
3. Transnational Family: a family where one or both parents work in a different countr