SOC 101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Symbolic Interactionism, Jane Addams, Symbolic Culture

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Study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The ability to see the social patterns that influence the behavior of individuals, families, groups, and organizations: wright mills. External influences become part of your thinking and motivation. Connection between history and biography: each society is located in a broad stream of events. Role of the power elite in u. s. society. Compared suicide rates to several countries to reveal social factor. People with weaker social ties are more likely to commit suicide (protestants, males, unmarried) Strong bonds can lead to death if torn apart by grief due to their feelings so integrated with others that they would prefer death rather than life. Mechanical solidarity how much the people in the society is alike/what they have in common (what brings them together) Organic solidarity based on mutual dependence. People need each other so they stick together (if one were to collapse, all of them would)

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