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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Fall

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Sociology Lecture 1 September 12 2012 The “Sociological Imagination” C. Wright Mills (1959) Sociological Imagination individual experiences connected to a social context Question: Do you know someone who is divorced? Reflect on a personal issue or problem you are facing. Try to connect your own personal issue to a wider social context or public issue Reasons for increase in divorce:  People living longer  Legal changes  Declining stigma  Increasing secularism  Women’s labour force participation  Higher Expectations (What qualities do you seek in a partner?)  Shifting ideas about gender and unequal sharing of housework  Inadequate supports for working parents which lead to marital conflict  Greater diversity in families and intimate relationships, including greater acceptance of remaining single, cohabiting, and advocacy and social change for gays and lesbians The sociolo
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