understanding the larger historical picture and its meaning in our own lives
A research strategy for analysing methods of suicide
When peoples lives are suddenly disrupted, econoomic depression/ wars/ famines (people going hungry)
When group family or community ties are weak or deemphasized, People feel disconnected or alone.
Ties to community are too strong instead of too weak, lives for the group. Ex: Waco
Population living in the same geographic area that shares a culture and a common identity whose members are subject to the same political authority.
Structural society and historical processes
Positions that individuals within the society occupy. Ex: Shantee is my wife and also a mother
The status you were born with Ex: Race, sex, ethnicity
Social position we take on voluntarily or aquire through our own efforts or accomplishments
People that lack the necessary resources to fulfill the demands of a particular role Ex: Parents can't provide children with adequate food, shelter or clothing.
Situations which people encounter tension in trying to cope with the demands of an incompatable roles. Ex: A Mother has an important out of town conference to attend on the same day her 10 year old son is appearing in a play
A set of people who interact more or less regularly with one an another and are consious of their identity as a group. Ex: Colleagues at work or family
Groups we belong to and to which we feel a sense of loyalty to
Groups we don't belong to and which we feel a certain amount of antagonisim towrads
Consists of a relatively small numbers of members who spend a lot of time together over a long period of time
More formal and impersonal group ex: co-workers, classmates
Smallest group consists of two people (relatively unstable)
Group of 3 more stable than dyad, tendency for coalitions to form
When two people pair up and conspire against the third
Networks of statuses and groups created for a specific purpose. Ex: universaties, microsoft, methodist church
Stabl sets of statuses, roles, groups and organizations form. Provide the foundation for addressing fundemental societal needs. Ex:education, economics, politics, family and law