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Lecture 1

SOC 281 Lecture 1: Chapter 1

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Sociology
Course Code
SOC 281
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Wentling

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9/1/16
Chapter 1-
Sociology of the family-
Sociological Basics:
1) Culture
a) Like “apps” on smartphones
b) Use to function in society and of useful things
2) Socialization
a) Installation of cultural software
3) Most formative socialization agent
a) Family
Social Norms- The informal rules, based on values, that guide what people do and how they
live.
Social Structure-
Agency: Enduring and regular social arrangements that guide or force human behavior.
Social Status- Social positions you hold in your life- often positions within social institutions.
Ascribed Social Status- Something you’re born with, given to you
Gender, racial status, class, age
Achieved Social Status
What an individual worked for
Causation- When one factor causes something
Correlation- Two or more things having a relationship
Social Role- How are you expected to behave given your social status
FAMILIES ARE WHAT WE THINK THEY ARE!
Defining Families-
We are bound legally and emotionally. As we occupy status, we learn according to
status what our role is.
Groups of related people, bound by connections that are biological or legal.
Family Authority-
Informal: Older grandparents, parents, older siblings
Formal: Divorced, underage, marriage, armed forces, emancipate, CPS
Ways government control families: Marriage, Birth Certificates
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9/1/16 Chapter 1- Sociology of the family- Sociological Basics: 1) Culture a) Like apps on smartphones b) Use to function in society and of useful things 2) Socialization a) Installation of cultural software 3) Most formative socialization agent a) Family Social Norms- The informal rules, based on values, that guide what people do and how they live. Social Structure- Agency: Enduring and regular social arrangements that guide or force human behavior. Social Status- Social positions you hold in your life- often positions within social institutions. Ascribed Social Status- Something youre born with, given to you Gender, racial status, class, age Achieved Social Status What an individual worked for Causation- When one factor causes something Correlation- Two or more things having a relationship Social Role- How are you expected to behave given your social status FAMILIES ARE WHAT WE THINK THEY ARE! Defining Families- We are bound legally and emotionally. As we occupy status, we learn according to status what our role is. Groups of related people, bound by connections that are biological or legal. Family Authority- Informal: Older grandparents, parents, older siblings Formal: Divorced, underage, marriage, armed forces, emancipate, CPS Ways government control families: Marriage, Birth Certificates Families as an Institutional Arenas Institutional Arena- A social space which relations between people in common positions are governed by accepted rules of interactions. Theory- A way of looking at how society operates. Allows us to look at a single situation and take away multiple meanings. World view that researches put on like pair of glasses to see in new ways. Sociological Theorizing Systematic and build upon preceding sociological work --- why its different from day to day, casual theorizing Broad Perspective- Consentives Consensus perspective: a perspective that projects an image of society as the collective expression of shared norms and values Breadwinner-homemaker family: an employed father, unemployed mother and children Conflicts Conflict perspective: the view t
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