Sociology 200 Chapter 6 Notes
Deviance: any violation of norms
An act is deviant according to reactions
Deviance is relative to the culture
Ex: Yanomamo Society
Violation of an ideal norm is not always deviant
Ex: Extra-marital affairs of Zapotec Indians
Sociology 200 Chapter 4 notes
Macrosociology: Focuses on broad features within society
*Microsociology: analysis of social life that focuses on social interaction typically used
by symbolic interactionsts.
Social interaction: what people do when they come
Chapter 2 notes
*Culture: The language, beliefs values, norms, behaviors and even material objects that
characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next.
Material culture: clothes, jewelry and other physical objects
.Chapter One Sociologists
August Comte was possibly the first person to apply the scientific method to social
Comte coined the term sociology
Comte believed this new science could be applied to society leading to a better place to
*Social Environment : The entire human environment, including interaction with others.
For humans, language is learned Ex, Isabelle was raised with only a deaf mute mother
What human component is biological and what is environmental?
1. IQ st
Group: People who think of themselves as belonging together, and they interact with one
*Aggregate / crowd: Individuals who temp rarely share the same physical space but who
do no see themselves as belonging together.
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