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  1. Principles of Sociology
    went to germany to understand the changes about moderation; afterwards came to the US to understand immigration
  2. University of Kansas
    1st place sociology was taught
  3. academic field
    • sociology was intruduced in the 1890's but didnt recieve any recognition unitl 1930-1960
    • wasnt thought of as it's own academic field until then
  4. immigration
    sociology formed in the US to understand immigration
  5. University of Chicago
    • chicago was getting alot of polish immigrants so the university of chicago developed the qualitative sociology to study them 
    • some sociologist went back to poland
  6. qyalitative sociology
    • to find what is it like for the people that are effected by the poland immigration
    • Ex. how are the kids developing in schools
  7. Harvard University
    was interested in the quantitative sociology of immigration
  8. quantitaive sociology
    • wanted to know how it was affecting socity in numbers
    • Ex. how many irish and italian marriages are there
  9. W.E. Dubois
    • ond of the most famous sociologist
    • 1st black person to graduate from harvard with a PhD
    • concerned with race
    • examination of racial issues
    • "The sould of Black Folk"
  10. paradigm
    a viewpoint; how you see things
  11. structural functionalism (macro)
    • society is a stable system of interrelated elements, like shared values, norms, and institutions
    • looks at society in terms of it's structure
  12. Structure/institution
    • every society has to fufill certain functions 
    • Ex. They have to figure out what to do with sick ppl (Hospitals, medical centers, etc)
    • Government
    • Religion
    • Economy
  13. Mcro-level analysis (society level)
    looking at thigs from a view as a society as a whole
  14. Robert K Merton
    • a structual functalist; he said society wants to be balance so society can function properly
    • There are 2 functions: manifest functions and latent functions
  15. Mnifest function
    • overt, intended; it's shown; everyone knows that this institution is supposed to do something in particular
    • Ex. schools- eveyone knows that schools ar supposed to teach students
  16. Latent function
    • hidden; unitended; not obvious
    • Ex. when students go to college it can delay their interest nto the workforce and cut down competition.
    • People meet their spouses in college; people learn about themselves
  17. Symbolic interactionism (micro)
    • Micro looks at the individual
    • how an individual's interactions with the environment help him/her develop a sense of self
    • how people act with social environment- other people, institutions, experiences
    • how we use symbols like language, religion, art, body language, decoration
    • Ex. people decorate their room and offices on what their life is centered around or what they were raised around
  18. Thomas theorem
    • (W.I. Thomas)
    • "if a person perceives a situation as real, it is real in it's consequences"
    • this means however youdefine or determine a situation will determine your behavior
  19. conflict theory (macro) Karl Marx
    • dynamics of society were the result of the conflict among different groups
    • the conflict theorist believed that US society is based on structual inequality
  20. globalization
    •  is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views
    • ex. transportation, telecommunication, and internet
  21. multi-culturalism
    the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

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2012-10-03 12:20:01

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