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SOC 1010-Cook-Mucci-Exam 1
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the corners in life that people occupy because of where they are located in society (education, job, income, gender, age, etc.) it's all about the context
this is used to place people on a social map and make assumptions about them
if you know a person's age, say 20 years old, you can immediately assume their education (in college most likely) and the pop culture they were exposed to (like spongebob or the office)
Give an example of how social location works:
C. Wright Mills
Sociological imagination is a concept by:
this helps to understand how the social groups you have been placed in have shaped your reality
he said that you cannot understand an individual problem without looking at Biography, History, and the Culture
What did Mills say about sociological imagination?
Why are divorce rates in the US higher than those in other industrialized countries?
Culture: Our marriage rates in the US are higher than other countries; therefore, there is more likelihood of divorce
History: first drop in divorce rates was due to the Great Depression because people couldn't afford to get divorced
The rate rose after the GD because a family was only guaranteed one job per household so they lied and divorced to better support the family
it leveled out eventually at WWII because the men were gone
it rose after WWII because the men came home and they all realized they got married too quickly
It dropped in the 1950's because "times were good"
it dropped again at the baby boom
It has since leveled out over time
What was the sample question used in class to explain sociological imagination?
Use this question to explain why sociological imagination is important to answering these types of questions.
the industrial revolution
development of the scientific method
success of American and French revolution was causing people to rethink traditionalism
Why did sociology begin in the middle of the 19th century?
the term work changed because at first work was thought of as what you did everyday and not getting a wage for doing a labor job
the connection to work changed because on the farm the food you grow is more meaningful than a factory product
class development began because it became the laborers and the people they worked under
there was a shift in age
living conditions brought about new diseases, crime, and cultural changes
a new idea of what childhood meant came about
the idea of marriage roles changed
What are some of the ways the industrial revolution effected sociology?
the idea that this is how we do it and you don't question it
the cutting off the ends of the pot roast story
Questioning of traditionalism had an effect on sociology, what is traditionalism?
What was the example used in class to describe this?
Truth with a capital T is associated with...
Who is the father of positivism?
Truth (big T) is absolute and is based off of empirical evidence and objective reasons (can be based on how people always do stuff)
truth (little t) is based off of people's widespread acceptance of something
What is the main difference between Truth and truth?
Who coined the term sociology?
he used positivism which is the idea that we could apply the scientific method to the study of society and if we can think scientifically enough then we can understand the Truth about people
How did Auguste Comte practice sociology?
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