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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Fall

Description
November 1st 2010 Lecture Social Disorganization Theory 1. Early influences of the Chicago School of Sociology -importance of rapid social change -associated problems with change 2. Ernest Burgess: Concentric zone theory -factory zone (the loop) -zone in transition -workingman's homes zone -residential zone -commuter zone 3. Burgess identifies zone in transition as a problem area: -social problems weaken community -city growth is linked to social disorganization 4. Shaw and Mckay: Connect delinquency with zone in transition -ecological factors: weakens community ties -leads to social disorganization -delinquency becomes entrenched: cultural transmission occurs 5. Assumptions about social disorganization -cime and rapid social change -rapid immigra
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