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CHAPTER 1
Why do couples marry? Opposites attract? Birds of a feather flock together?

OR

BIRDS!!! We marry people very much like ourselves!!!

Same - age - racial category - social class - educational level - level of physical attractiveness

THE SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF HUMAN SOCIETY

THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION C.WRIGHT MILLS

3. SEEING INDIVIDUALITY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT 2. SEEING THE STRANGE IN THE FAMILIAR

1. SEEING THE GENERAL IN THE PARTICULAR

1) Helps us critically assess the truth of “common sense.”

2) Helps us see the opportunities and constraints in our lives.

3) Empowers us to be active participants in our society.

4) Helps us live in a diverse world.

Applied Sociology
• Applies theory to life

The Importance of a Global Perspective
• 1) Where we live makes a great deal of difference in shaping our lives. • 2) Societies throughout the world are increasingly interconnected. • 3) Many social problems that we face in the United States are far more serious elsewhere. • 4) Thinking globally is a good way to learn more about ourselves.

SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIOLOGY
1) Industrial Technology

2) The Growth of Cities

3) Political Change

Science and Sociology
• Auguste Comte – The “Father of Sociology”

Stages – 1) Theological 2) Metaphysical 3) Scientific

Positivism

Marginal Voices
• Harriet Martineau

• Jane Addams • W.E.B. DuBois

SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
• I. StructuralFunctional Paradigm
– A. Famous Theorists
• 1. Auguste Comte

• 2. Emile Durkheim

• 3. Herbert Spencer

• 4. Robert Merton

B. Major Issues

• 1. Social Structures

• 2. Social Functions (positive effects)

• 2. Interdependence

• 4. Stability, Harmony, Consensus, Equilibrium

• 5. Evolutionary Change

• II. Social – Conflict Paradigm
– A. Famous Theorists
• 1. Karl Marx

• 2. Friedrich Engels

• 3. Harriet Martineau

• 4. Jane Addams

• 5. W.E.B. DuBois

• 6. C. Wright Mills

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