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University of Toronto Scarborough
Shelly Ungar

Soca The sociological perspective (1)the sociological explanation of suicide social solidarity: the degree to which group members share beliefs and values; the intensity and frequency of their interaction (2) suicide in Canada today egoistic and anomic suicide social solidarity is low, suicide rate is high altruistic suicide social solidarity is high, suicide rate is high (3) from personal troubles to social structures social structure are relatively stable patterns of social relations [1,microstructures are the patterns of relatively intimate social relations formed during face-to-face interaction. e.p: families, friendship circles, and work associations [2,macrosturctures are overarching patterns of social relations that lie outside and above your circle of intimates and acquaintances. e.p: classes, bureaucracies, and power system(patriarchy is the traditional system of economic and political inequality between women and men.) [3,global structures are patterns of social relations that lie outside and above the national level. Include: international organizations, patterns of worldwide travel and communication, and the economic relations between conutries. (4) the social imagination the social imagination is the quality of mind that enables a person to see the connection between personal troubles and social structures (5) origins of the social imagination [1, scientific revolution began about 1550. It encouraged the view that sound conclusions about the workings of society must be based on solid evidence, not just speculation. [2,democratic revolution began about 1750. It suggested that people are response for organizing society and that human intervention can therefore solve social problems. [3,industrial revolution began about 1780s. created a host of new social problem that attracted the attention of social thinks, often regarded as the most important event in the world history science the development of agriculture and cities, refers to the rapid economic transformation that began in Britain. It involved the large-scale application of science and technology to industrial processes, the creation of factories, and the formation of a working class. Theory, research and values (1) theories are tentative explanations of s
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