Write a reaction paper of chapter 1 that is sociological imagination of 2 pages full. Description: This first topic is designed to introduce you to the Sociological Perspective. The goal is to provide you with an understanding of the purpose of the course and to give a foundation for the following chapters to build upon.Learning Objectives:
- Objective 1: To understand the basic theoretical perspectives used in sociology.
- Objective 2: To understand the Sociological Imagination and how individuals can use this in everyday life.
- Objective 3: To know what Sociologists contribute to academia and the world.
Write a reaction paper of chapter 1 that is sociological imagination of 2 pages full. Description: This first topic is designed to introduce you to the Sociological Perspective. The goal is to prov
Soc. 101 Ch. 1 I the Sociological Imagination Troubles vs. issues Sociology as Social Science Empirical- society can be studied based on observation and data ocial Structures- organized patterns of social relationships and institutions Social institution- a complex structure that meets a need. Debunking myths II Founders Comte- “Sociology” Spencer- Scientific Method Marx- Economic determinism Dialectic/conflict theory Durkheim- Collective Consciousness Anomie/Suicide Positivist sociology- the world can be described and predicted based on sensory experience. (social facts) Weber- Value-free Verstehen-“understanding” Simmel- small group interactions Critical distance Chicago School- the social self Action research, activism and social justice Jane Addams- Hull House W.E.B. Du Bois-Double consciousness III Theory Structural Functionalism Stability, Harmony and Evolution Functions and Dysfuntions Manifest and Latent Conflict theory Competition, Inequality and Social Change Feminist theory Symbolic Interaction Theory Meanings are important, Meanings grow out of relationships, Meanings are Negotiated between people Post Modernist theory- deconstructionist theory Mid-range theory-a theory which attempts to predict how certain institution will function Social construction –an entity exists because people behave as if it exists. IV Reseach Macro sociology vs. Micro sociology