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Lecture Notes for SOC 101 - Sociology & Soc Problems & Lab with Swanson at Hope College (HC)

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Material Type:Note
Professor:Swanson
Class:SOC 101 - Sociology & Soc Problems & Lab
Subject:Sociology
University:Hope College
Term:Fall 2009
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Basics Chapter One -Sociological perspective -stresses the social contexts in which people live -Society: a group of people who share a culture and a territory -Social Location: the corners in life that people occupy because of where they are located in a society Origins -Emerged middle 1800s -Industrial Revolution -ties to land and culture?tradition and social life?were broken -Comte (founder of sociology) -positivism: applying the scientific method to the social world -?Sociology?: the study of society -Spencer -second founder of sociology -thought societies evolve from lower to higher forms -Darwinian (?survival of the fittest?) -social Darwinism -Marx -class conflict -bourgeoisie vs. proletariat -solution is a classless society -Durkheim -got sociology recognized as an academic discipline -goal: to show how social forces affect people?s behavior -suicide ...
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