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SOCA01 Lecture 1

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 1 Moral Panics, Sociological Imagination, and History and Cohorts On Sociology For sheer lack of intelligibility, sociology is far and away the number one subject. I sat through Suppose you observed that children cry when they fall down. You write: Methodological observation of the sociometrical behaviour tendencies of prematured isolates indicates that a causal relationship exists between groundward tropism and lachrimatory. Moral panics - (concept illustrating sociological imagination): -Exaggerated threat to societal values by moral entrepreneurs -seeking folk devils to blame plus media attention e.g baby snatchers, child abuse, Some data on exaggerated fear of crime Child homicides by strangers Homicides of children under 5 Mom 27% Acquaintance ~ 22 Stranger < 5% Dad 27% Other family ~5% Therefore moral scare Highest age-group murder rate: Babies younger than a year 21 of 23 vi
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