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SOC 1100
Deanna Behnke- Cook

Chapter 1 Notes The Sociological PerspectiveSociology The systematic study of human societySociological Perspective Seeing the general in the particular Sociologists Identify general patterns in the behavior of particular individualsSociety acts differently on various categories of peopleUsing the sociological perspective is first seeing the strange in the familiar factors include socioeconomic background race ethnicity religionDurkheim found that categories of people were more likely to take their own lives men protestants wealthy people unmarried Social integration explained by Durkheim categories of people with strong social ties had low suicide rates and more individualistic categories of people had high suicide ratesaboriginal communities are still experiencing massive social change therefore Durkheim would have argued that affects levels of social integration by putting norms and values into a state of fluxblack men and women had lower suicide rates that white men and womenSociological Imagination Created by Mills helps people understand not only their society but also their own lives because the two are closely related Global Perspective the study of the larger world and our societys place in it Highincome countries the nations with the highest overall standards of living Middleincome countries nations with a standard of living about average for the world as a whole Lowincome countries nations with a low st
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