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SOCIOL 1C03- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 35 pages long!)Premium

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 1C03
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Study Guide
Final

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SOCIOL 1C03
Final EXAM
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The “Sociological Imagination”
C. Wright Mills (1959)
Sociological Imagination: individual experiences connected to a social context
Examples: unemployment, divorce
Reasons for increase in divorce
People living longer
Legal changes
Declining stigma
Increasing secularism
Women’s labour force participation
Higher Expectations
Shifting ideas about gender
Inadequate supports for working parents
Greater diversity
Emile Durkheim
The more strongly anchored or attached a person is to society (through their social
relationships, such as marriage), the less likely they are to commit suicide
Sociological Theories
Order theories: supports status-quo
Change theories: social change
Macro-sociology: society shapes us
Micro-sociology: we make society
Sociological Imagination
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Main Sociological Paradigms
1. Structural Functionalism (order theory; macro)
2. Conflict Theory (change theory; macro)
3. Symbolic Interactionism (change theory; micro)
4. Feminist Theories (change theory; macro and micro)
Structural Functionalism
Order theory
Macro level
Stability, equilibrium
Consensus
Analogy to human body
Interrelated parts
Functionality of parts
Conflict Theory
Change theory
Macro level
Karl Marx
Most important: economic or material conditions
Class conflict
Symbolic Interactionism
Change theory
Micro level
Interpersonal communication
Interactions create society
Subjectivity
Feminist Theory
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