Domination, Social Order, Agency, and The Other.
Bavelas, Structures of communication in a group
SIMMEL AND NETWORK THEORY (Ritzer, Chap. 5, Selections from Chap. 12)
Social Network Theory Degree in which you are cohort to others
What is theory?
Way to understand data understand things we think we know
Facts are knownTheories are what we are trying to understand
Observations Find patterns
Link b/w 2 sets of observation
1. Categories we are observing
2. Identify how the observation
It is expected that in society, everyone wants to succeed in achieving an equal distribution
of wealth in the United States. In Building a Better America One Wealth Quintile t a Time,
Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely argue that regular Am
What is theory? How to use theory. Using thinking models that
connect theory and data. Four foci/problems in social theory
Science based on observation > What do you observe?
Argument Need theory in order to observe
Data is based on obs
Introduction to Contemporary Sociological Theory:
Social structure and small groups, G. Homans and Exchange
Theory, Network Theory
(Simmel) Social geometry
Emile Durkheims Theory of Suicide
1. Durkheims approach.
-Durkheim sought to use the deviant behavior of suicide as a dramatic
demonstration of the salience of social facts in behavioral analysis. He reasoned
that most analysts