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Lecture 1

SOCI 2013 Lecture 1: chapter 1

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SOCI 2013
Melodie Griffis

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August 23, 2016 Lecture 1 Chapter 1 Sociologists attempt to understand why people do what they do within a particular society Study what happened, what patterns, what social factors and who benefits Sociology: a systematic study of human society and social interaction Helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves and our social world Look beyond personal experiences Sociological Imagination Sociological imagination: look at a problem and see the relationship between the personal problem and the larger society Allows us to become more active participants within society by becoming aware C. Wright Mills: radical social theorist Concerned about how much power a person (individual) has within society Change would come through knowledge (critical thinking) Simple few individuals hold the most power in society The Power Elite National Upper Class often move within the 3 realms usually interact with each other regularly no true thing as democracy Trouble vs. issues (personal vs public) Must use critical thinking skills to connect personal to public world Ex) divorce Society Society: a large group of individuals that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to same political authority and cultural expectations Suicide Occurs on the average every 17 minutes in the U.S. 3 leading cause of death between ages 15 and 24 Sociologist Emile Durkheim 4 types of suicide: egoistic, altruistic, fatalistic, anomic
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