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Soc001 1/14/13  Durkheim(functionalist)  Marx(economic determinist)-middle of industrial revolution o JOB YOU DO AFFECTS everything you do in your life o Conflict between owners and workers  Bourgeoisies and Proletariats o Owners make a lot of money, workers make very little money o Come to identify yourself o There would organize groups o People started to believe they should deserve more o Believed communism in some form would happen o He could not anticipate consumer goods o He could not anticipate there would be a real middle class, used to people having it or not having it o Did not anticipate LABOR UNIONS  Allows discussion with their bosses  Gives protection  Max weber (1864-1920) o Wrote a book called the protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism  Means that you are supposed to work hard  Religion caused the rise of capitalism  Need a high religious nation to end with a high capitalistic nation o STEPS  Initial investment  Work hard and produce  Sell goods for profit  Self denial  Reinvest into business  Business expands o Symbolic interactionist and/or functionalist  Erving Goffman(1922-1982) symbolic interactionist o Studied the process of face to face communication in social interation o Book called presentation of self in everyday life  Analogy of the stage  Life is like a stage  Front stage is what you do when your around people that you don’t know well  Back stage is how you behave when your with your best friends or alone  Audience- we want our audience to like us, we play for them  Roles- play as roles  Stages/costumes- we wear our costumes EX. dress as students  Impression management-manage how people feel about us  C.Wright Mills (1916-1962) o Wrote the book the sociological imagination (1959)  Have to have the sociological imagination  Can see social forces on individuals especially  Viewing how hurricane Katrina affected individuals  Go back and forth between public issues and personal troubles  Now on the news we do a lot more stories on personal troubles then public issues  W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) o Shared the founding on NAACP o Studied black society in America o Went to college in the south and it was a cultural shock of the discrimination of blacks  Began research to try to provide answers to the race problems  His approach was educated and agitate o Children learn more from what you are than what you teach  Ethics o Conforming to acceptable professional practices o American Sociological Association didn’t have codes of ethics until 1968 o There was a whole lot of unethical research during that time period 1/16/13 o Humphreys- wanted to examine impersonal sex in public places o Zimbardo- prison experiment o ASA has a code of ethics o Teaching o Research o Service-volunteer work to department, community, profession  People that we study in sociology are called correspondents  About code of ethics o Nondiscrimination and nonexploitation o Harassment o Informed consent  With children- if under 18 you must get parental consent o Confidentiality vs. anonymity  Can it be violated?  Yes if you specifically threaten to harm someone or yourself o Conflict of interest o Plagiarism o Authorship credit- when you work with someone else what order you put the names in  Research methods o Steps in the research process  1. Select a research area/topic  2. Develop a hypothesis  Tentative statement about what you expect to find o Women are more likely than men to say that pornography should be illegal o Point= you need to have a comparison group (men to women)  3. Identify the independent and dependent variables  IV= cause  DV= effect/result/what you are studying  Variables= group 1/18/13 o Race, sex, education o Attribute = characteristic of an individual  Black, female, 12 years of education  As sociologists we support ideas, we don’t prove o Theory/literature review  Theory- detailed explanation about human social behavior that is based on long observation  Lit Review- gathering of previous r
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