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Definitions: Chapters 1-5 All bolded words and their definitions from chapters one through five (what is covered on the first midterm).

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 101
Professor
Barry Mc Clinchey
Semester
Winter

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Definitions January0711 947 PM Sociology Systematic study of human groups and their interactions Sociological perspective View of society based on the dynamic relationships between individuals and the larger social network in which we all live Personal troubles Personal challenges that require individual solutions Social issues Challenges caused by larger social factors that require collective solutions Sociological imagination Ability to perceive how dynamic social forces influence individual lives Quality of mind Ability to view the personal circumstance within a social context Ascribed status Attributes advantages and disadvantages assigned at birth sex economic status etc Achieved status Attributes developed throughout life as a result of effort and skill course grades Positivism Theoretical approach that considers all understanding to be based on science Anti positivism Theoretical approach that considers knowledge and understanding to be the result of human subjectivityValues Cultural assessments that identify something as right desirable and moralQuantitative sociology Study of behaviours that can be measured income levels Qualitative sociology The study of non measurable subjective behaviours effects of divorce MacrosociologyThe study of society as a whole Microsociology The study of individual or small group dynamics within a larger society Symbolic interactionism Perspective asserting that people and societies are defined and created through the interactions of individuals Political economy The interactions of politics government and governing and the social and cultural constitution of markets institutions and actors Globalization Worldwide process involving the production distribution and consumption of technological political economic and socio cultural goods and services
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