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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Fall

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Sociology Lecture 2 September 14th 2012 Symbolic Interactionism  change theory  micro level  interpersonal communication  interactions create society (Society is what we make it- it is a creation of our everyday interactions)  subjectivity  ex. creating "family" at thanksgiving **Criticism of structuralism is that we cannot escape it, it is always there Feminist Theory  change theory  macro and micro level  gender relations  gender inequalities  womens social reality  ex. unpaid labour Durkheim and Suicide  suicide rates related to level of social solidarity (frequency of interaction, level of shared beliefs)  if solidarity is very low or very high, suicide will increase Q: how are suicide bombers explained in ch1? They are experiencing a high level of social solidarity Q: How might we use his theory to explain whether men or women are more likely to commit suicide? Women are more involved with families and other social functions therefore more tied to society and less likely
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