Lecture 1

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Sociology notes - lecture 1
Theories are general opposed to particular
General vs Particular
Abstract vs Empirical
Contemplative vs Practical
Classic is a cultural practice that lasts, that enables them to redefine
themselves. Greatest classics speak to large amount of people such as a
bible impossible for others to debate without a general classic.
Sociology define society, base debates on this
1890s comte were the first to define themselves as sociologists
Theories were such as rationalization, differiation, individualization
Organizations were starting to have functional frameworks
Derikam felt society was falling apart
Individualization is based on urbanization and the rise of mega cities
or metropolitan areas.
How does it effect you as a individual, you become more of an
individual because it increases mobility and increase of influence over
your life
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