how do sociologists work?
-using data as the basis for sociological reasoning
numbers and words
ethics of sociological research
transitioning from school to work
Success is based on achievement rather than ascription
Two groups same age from same house development only difference is race
Erik erikson writes that hope is the basic ingredient of all vitality; stripped of
who gets ahead?
The Matthew Effect Krahn & Taylor
Talent is what makes you successful not money (hockey and education)
Argues that there is something profoundly wrong with the way we make sense of success
He argues that people dont rise from nothing- thes
being healthy: not just a choice
sociology of health and illness focuses on the social dimensions and determinants of
health, cause and consequence as well as context
the social gradient of health, the population health perspective, growing sal
A system that is rewarded by natural ability and effort
Definition of oxford dictionary: government or the holding of power by persons selected competitively
according to merit
Key aspects of a meritocracy according to this definition
-a society needs to be thought of as an assembly that works together to complete a whole for example the human
body- we need our organs and everything to work accordingly to be able to function
-An approach that explains social phenomena in
transition from school to work
-why education has become more important for employment
Education and labour market outcomes
Class, gender and race in transition to work
Credential and ex
working: who does and why?
Why sociologists study work
Key aspects of the Canadian labour market
The dominance of service work
-reading: aesthetic and emotional labour through stigma
what is work and why do sociologists study it?
Work is: the crea
schooling: does it level the playing field or make inequality worse?
What is education and how do sociologists view it?
Functionalism and education
Critical perspectives on education