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SOCI 1002
Christian Carron

Lecture 11 Review What is Sociology Sociology can be said to study the socialelements such as culture class race and gender have both enabling and constraining impacts on individuals and how individuals impact society through social movements What is Sociology Given that regardless of what we do we are dependent upon others the central questions of sociology we could say are how do the types of social relations and societies that we inhabit relate to how we see each other ourselves and our knowledge actions and their consequences Sociological Perspective stresses the social contexts in which people live and how these contexts influence their lives At the core of this perspective is the sociological imaginationSociological Imagination is a sociological visiona way of looking at the world that allows links between the apparently private problems of the individual and important social issues The Social Social Movements Organizations Mass Media Environment Technology Religion Education Family etc Those elements that constitute the social affect not only our opinions our values our beliefs and our knowledge but also our habits our tastes our desires our dreamsWhy SociologyThe ability to view our own society as an outsider rather than only from the perspective of personal experiences and cultural biasesIt involves critical thinking and questioning what otherwise may simply be taken for granted or assumed to be natural Is an empowering tool It allows us to look beyond a limited understanding of human behaviour to see the world and its people in a new way and through a broader lens than we might otherwise useIn order to achieve those objectives we covered material ranging fromSocial Movements Social Groups and Organization Politics Nation and the State Mass Media BodyTechnology and the Environment Religion Education Family and Intimate Relationships
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