SOC 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: George Herbert Mead, Symbolic Interactionism, Conflict Theories

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SOC200
Sociology as a perspective
Sociological Imagination - C. Wright Mills
History (and structure) and biography
Personal troubles and public issues
The Pre-Enlightenment
Ancient Greece and Roman era (Pre-300 A.D.)
The Middle Ages (300-1500 A.D.)
The Renaissance (1500-1600 A.D.)
Tradition and religion (governing principles of the world in this era.)
Pre-Copernicus (geocentric)
The sun revolved around the Earth
Galileo (heliocentric)
Earth revolves around Sun
The Enlightenment (1600-1789) “The Age of Reason”
Main figures
Kant - Germany
Descartes - France
Rousseau - France
Hume
Smith
Locke
New ideas
Reason/rationality
Primacy of the individual
Optimism
Industrial Modern Era (1800-1980)
Period of industrialization (factories popping up)
Urbanization- population increases living in/near cities.
Capitalism
Post-Industrialization (1980-now)
Service and information
Bifurcated economy
Consumer society
Technology
Globalization
Theoretical perspectives
Conflict theory
Functionalism
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