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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1010
Professor
Stanley Tweyman
Semester
Winter

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Soc_Lectures Week 3 Social Construction of “taste” - Works of Pierre Bourdieu “Distinction” (says our taste is socially constructed) - Issue of food Socrates discovered people often could not rationally justify their claims to knowledge, instead  they: - Confuse definitions - Give inadequate evidence - Provided contradictory beliefs as support - Often relied on those in authority as a source of proof of their claims He developed a mode of inquiry that focused on the importance of - Seeking evidence - Closely examining reasoning/assumptions - Analyzing basic concepts - Tracing out implications of what is said vs what is done Baseline for Critical Sociological Thinking: - What’s the most fundamental issue/concept? - From what point of view should I approach this problem? - Is this a credible source of info? - Does it make sense for me to as
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