SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Menopause, Personal Development, Plastic Surgery

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Sociology: study of development, structure and functioning of human society [social institutions] The world and society is constantly changing. These changes can have progressive or restrictive possibilities. Sociology can help make sense of it and include different perspectives. The world and human relations are messy and complex. A singular framework may not have all the answers, answers can be complicated and there may not be a. Right answer: many facets of our societies are taken for granted or considered natural. Suicide: often considered an individualist anti-social and non-social phenomenon. Based on claim-makings attributed to claim-makings (newspapers, politicians, media, etc. ) Folk devils stranger or the outside, idea of the fearful other (ex: invasion of the baby snatchers ) example: pictures of babies on milk cartons yet based on lack of proof = it does not really seem to exist. It is also an occurrence that rarely happens, contrasting the over-exaggerated beliefs of its occurrence.

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