Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 2
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
  • Socialist Economy
  • Situational Poverty
  • Group Marriage
  • Association Theory
  • In Spite Of
  • Extermination
  • Sociocultural
  • Internal Conflict
  • Amalgamation
  • Symbolic Racism
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Concepts: Deviance – 1. Behavior that large number of people view as reprehensible and beyond limits of tolerance a. Violates norms and elicits sanctions; NORMATIVE perspective 2. Not an inherit in an act but results from application of rules to an offender; a. REACTIVIST perspective 3. Functions: norms are subjective; highlight the good, promotes cohesion, reveals problems in social order, promotes change 4. Dysfunctions: threat to goals and values, negative examples, undermines trust Social Control – methods and strategies that regulate behavior w/in society (w/out = no deviance); internalization of norms; structure of experience; formal and informal sanctions Anomie – social condition which norms are ineffective; poor fit b/w expectations and societies capacity to satisfy them; normative; Durkheim – Structural strain theory: using other means besides approved ones (education, high paying job) to reach goal (worldly success, wealth); conformity, innovation, ritualism, retreatism, rebellion. Cultural...

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