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[SOCA01H3] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (32 pages long)


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Shelly Ungar
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Final

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SOCA01H3
FINAL EXAM
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SOCA01 September 8th 2016
Introduction/ Sociological Imagination
Text- Compass Brym, 5th edition
Office hrs: MW320 Thursday: 12:30-1:45 / Friday: 1-2
Concept:
moral panic: exaggerated threat to societal values
- don’t just happen, civic leaders often push moral panic
-more budget, more police etc. saving crimes lessened doesn’t help police
- Donald trump
-ancient idea: folk devil [stranger/“composite” of the “other”]
- invasion of the baby snatchers [weren’t actually that many cases in the US]
parents fears/ the stranger/source of anxiety
data provides basic understand what is happening
- ex. homicides of children under 5
fear is the “stranger”
data shows usually done by parents
-ex second hand smoke
The sociological imagination - C.Wright Mills
-leader in 60s rebellion of student union (Columbia University)
-Sociological imagination: translate personal troubles into public issues/ understand how life
chances affected by broader social forces
-goes beyond the idea that you can be what you want
-i.e. wanted to be a nuclear physicist but didn't know what it meant
-can be affected by environment or personal conflict
-ex.
-social forces beyond control
-cancer/unemployment/date rape
-“cancer alley” Louisiana
-made up of 3 variables
-History: when you were born / carry with us traces of this history
-Social Structure: where in the structure of inequality are you born? rich/poor/middle class
social class/ race [advantage/disadvantage] gender/ *whether its an advantage or disad-
vantage changes over time
-Biography of individual: energy/ health [how much sleep you can function with] Winston
Churchill's biography allowed him to be a heavy drinker who got minimal sleep but he
managed to live a long life and win a noble prize
-Concept:
-Cohort: set of people born at the same time, experience similar things at the same time
[especially teen years] ex: the nuclear cohort
-History: Most famous cohorts = Baby boomers 1948-1960s
-people born after the war
-boomers followed by the Generation X 1960s-1970s[also called Baby bust/MTV gen-
eration] antagonistic terms
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-Two major differences between baby boomers vs. gen X cohorts
-history [affects opportunities] dependent on how much history changes
-Social structure [size cohort] baby boom was a “demographic bulge”
-Cohort Effects: Gen X
-family: not binding ties. [laws of divorce took place in the 60s]
-“latch key kids” no parent at home so they let themselves in after school
-gen x = stronger ties to friends
-economic outlook: fewer jobs [less factory jobs/more outsourcing “japan”]
-outsourcing = Canada put restrictions on purchase of Japanese cars
-service industry growth [mcdonalds/walmart]
-‘failure to launch’ 20-29 year olds still living with their parents
-culture, size and politics: post-secondary schools built largely in the 1960s
-media pays more attention to baby boomers [big group, a lot of money]
-baby boomers = beetles, rolling stones, wood stock
-baby boomers, first period in history where sex is safe late 50s-70s
-the pill = sexual diseases controlled for about 20yrs
-marijuana the drug of choice for boomers
-crack and herion for gen X
-Heroes
-1960s Boomer generation = martin luther king, beetles, astronauts, athletes
-Gen X heroes = ???
-New Impacts of the Baby boom?
-plastic surgery: biggest form surgery
-concern with menopause [such a large group of people getting older]
-gardening
-bowling/lawn bowling
-*safe investment in the 1990s = adult diapers
-Personal growth through death
-seven effective habits of dead people
-Age conflicts over Resources
-boomers were big into politics
-boomers have set up a system where THEY are taken care of [government pension
plans/ workers pension]
-pushed by demographics
-now mainly private pensions available
-power who votes?
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