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CHAPTER 1 READING -- NOTES

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1010
Professor
Karen Anderson
Semester
Winter

Description
CHAPTER 1 READING All sociologists rely on three inter-connected skill sets: - Complex & Critical thinking skills  CORE SKILLS - Research skills - Theorizing skills Core knowledge base is a set of concepts, skills and topics available to all sociologists that enables sociologists to think differently about the world. Most significant aspects of difference and inequality that are studied are: - Race and Ethnicity - Social class and stratification - Gender - Sexuality and Sexual Orientation - Popular culture and mass communications - Social media Social Construction of Reality is a concept introduced by Berger and Luckmann (1966) who argued that human experience (way we understand reality) is shaped by the society in which we live in. Our experience of reality might then be challenged and changed. Social Imagination (C. Wright Mills) is an orientation adopted by a sociologist to recognize and understand the connections between individual experience and larger social structures. – It enables
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