SYG 1000 Lecture 1: Intro Notes

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21 Apr 2016
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HW: Read ch. 1; Ch. 1 Learnsmart due 29 Aug.; Ch. 2 Due 5 Sept.
Why some people in U.S. have unpaid jobs
Personal
-Unable cuz disabled
-choose not to work
-lack of education, experience, motivation, legal status
-stay at home parent
-lazy
-criminal record
-can’t speak language
-in off govt
-overqualified
-born rich
-caregiving
-drug test
-ineligible
-volunteer
-school
-retirement
Society
-cultural pressure to stay at home
-hard to find job
-under age (law)
-layoffs
-outsourcing
-lack of veteran service
-discrimination (sex orient., gender identity, appearance, disability, religion, race)
-automation
-hrs. demanded
Issues usually seen in personal characteristics; IN SOCIOLOGY: we’ll see through society’s
characteristics.
Sociological imagination: “seeing how your ”
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