Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (38):
Social science of human behavior and society
-humans not animals
What does sociology deal with?
How we organize
What institutions we have
Where our are locations in society
What does sociology do?
Teaches us to see how society influences our lives and the lives of others
-explains consequences of different social arrangements
-understand the influence of major changes on people
Behavior between two or more people that is given a meaning
Organize pattern of social relationships and institutions that together constitute a society
Establish an organized system of social behavior with a particular and recognized purpose
The alteration of society over time
The ability to see social patterns that influence individual and group life
One of the first to write about the social perspective and his classic book the sociological imagination
Charles Wright Mills
The ability to see societal patterns influence the individuals as well as groups of individuals
What does the sociological imagination permit you to do?
Permits us to see that something is seemingly personal as how you look arises from a social contacts not just individual behavior
What two things does sociological imagination help distinguish between?
Troubles and issues
Privately felt problems that spring from events or feelings in a persons life
Affect large numbers of people and have their origins in the institutional arrangements and history of society
Reverse the careful observation not just conjecture or opinion
Refers to looking behind the facades of every day life unmasking tendency of sociology
The variety of group experience is that result from a social structure of society
-careful and systematic observations
-striving for objectivity by establishing a critical distance and Riggs emanation of results
-reasoning and logical analysis
What is society?
A group of people whose members interact reside in a definable area and share culture
Persons place in society
Some of social, societal, personal factors that influence our lives
18th 19 century Europe had an influence on the development of modern sociology
System of thought that still grounded today and which scientific observation and description is considered the highest form of knowledge
Wrote that public rituals have special purposes in society and describe this as societyis a subject to be studied separately from the sum of the individual to compose it
His work is the basis of functionalism and created the term social facts indicate those social patterns that are external individuals
What is Durkheim's contribution?
Discovery of social basis of human behavior
Breakdown of social norms
Explain how capitalism explains society
And economic system of relationships among different classes including capitalists the proletariat The petty and the homeless
So I cannot mix as a basic organizing element of society and then I had three basic dimensions political economic and cultural he created a multi dimensional analysis of
Refers to the understanding social behavior from the point of you of those engaged in it
Theoretical framework that center face-to-face social interaction
What are the for theoretical traditions that center face-to-face social interaction?
Seated and intended goals of social behavior
Neither stated our intended goals of social behavior
Interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of the whole (individual values) believes you are responsible for your own doings
Emphasizes the role of cord and power in society and the ability of some to influence and control others emphasizes strife and fiction
And the sizes immediate social interaction as the place where society exists
- people behave based on what they believe not what is objectively true
What is the criticism of conflict theory?
This regards independence of ideas and culture
Underestimates cohesion and consensus