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15 Cards in this Set

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opens a window onto familiar worlds and offers a gresh look at familiar worlds
sociological perspective
a group of people who share a culture and a territory
the corners in life that people occupy because of where they are located in a society
social location
"enables us to grasp the connection between history and biography"-believes each society has its own characteristics.-such as roles for men and women-external influences (experience) become part of our thinking and motivations
C Wright Mills
What caused the concentration of sociolgy
the industrial revolution
first proposed positivism(scientific method)-asked himself what creates social order
Auguste Comte
called the 2nd founder of sociology-said sociology should not guide social reform-thougth societies evolved from each other-"the survival of the fittest"-the views were called social Darwinism
Herbert Spencer
called one of the 3 greatest modern thinkers by Wall Street Journal-class conflict:: bourgeoisie vs. proletariat (exploited class)- caused the idea of communism=that everyone is equal.
Karl Marx
First academic appt. in sociology at University of Bordeaux, compared suicide rates of several European countries- found out each country had a relatively constant suicide rate every year-social factors unerlie suicide-weaker social ties cause this
Emile Durkheim
religion is the central force of social change. financial success was the major sign that God was on their side. Protestant ethic- capitalism and the readiness to save
Max Weber
What are the 4 C's of sexism?
church, cooking, children, and clothes
was ignored because of sexism in the 1800s- "Society in America"
Harriet Martineau
created Hull House and studied social classes
jane Addams
First african american to earn a doctorate at Harvard. studied black and white relathionships. decide on social action and created NAACP(National Association for the Advancement of colored people)
W.E.B. Dubois
imminent threat to freedom is the pwoer elite(top leaders of business). theory vs reform.. worked with C Wright Mills
Talcott Parsons