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Lecture 1

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

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SOCA01 Thursday September 10. 2009 ± Lecture 1 Sociological Imagination Today: Read BRYM Chapter 1, UNGAR Chapter 1 C.W Mills (Sociological Imagination) -Sociological Imagination = To translate personal troubles into major issues. -Understand how life chances are affected by broader social economy. -Ex. Cancer, date rape, unemployment, etc.. -Intersection of three variables 1. History 2. Social Structure (Ex. Gender, race, class) 3. Biography of individual (Ex. Intelligence) Look at History -Concept of COHORT = Set of people born at the same time. -Experience similar things at similar times. -Ex. Baby Boomers, followed by: 1. Baby Bust 5. Know Nothing 2. MTV Generation 6. With PR Problem 3. Generation X Ie. Antagonistic terms 4. 20 Something Major differences between cohorts 1. Time born (history) affects opportunities. 2. Size of cohort (social structure) demographic bulge. Cohort Effects 1. Not binding ties ± Generation X 2. Economic Outlook 3. Culture - Dominate media and fashion - Baby boomers lucky with drugs and takes risks New Impact of Baby Boom? -Plastic surgery -Concern with menopause -Gardening -Bowling (lawn bowling) Next Discovery -Age conflicts over resources (Pushed by demographics) and power (who votes?). www.notesolution.comSOCA01 Thursday September 10. 2009 Lecture 1 Sociological Imagination Today: Read BRYM Chapter 1, UNGAR Chapter 1 C.W Mills (Sociological Imagination) -Sociological Imagination = To translate personal troubles into major issues. -Understand how life chances are affected by broader social economy. -Ex. Cancer, date rape, unemployment, etc.. -Intersection of three variables 1. History 2. Social Structure (Ex. Gender, race, class) 3. Biography of individual (Ex. Intelligence) Look at History -Concept of COHORT = Set of people born at the same time. -Experience similar things at similar times. -Ex. Baby Boomers, followed by: 1. Baby Bust 5. Know Nothing 2. MTV Genera
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