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Sociological Imagination
Intersection between history and biography

"different people in different places and times"
Emperical Evidence
Data from observation and experience
Debunking
looks beyond obvious explainations
August Comte
1798-1857
Coined "sociology"
Soc should be studied as a science
Emile Durkheim
1858-1917
Father of Sociology
Suicide Studied
Karl Marx
1818-1883
Political figure
"Cheif problem is struggle of individuals to reproduce themselves materially."
Max Weber
1864-1920
Interested in how behavior became goal oriented rather than value oriented
Harriet Martineau
1820-1903
Early Feminist
one of earliest sociologists
issues related to sociological methodology
Herbert Spencer
1820-1903
Evolution of human societies
Inspired by Darwin
"survival of fittest"
Manifest functions
Obvious function
Latent functions
Unintended function
ethnocentricism
Evaluating one's culture as superior to others
folkways
informal norms regulating customary ways of behaving
Mores
norms that culture considers vitally important, necessary
sanctions
penalties for violating norms
Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
"language determines thought"