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Sociology intro Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Signif­icant Events

Signif­icant Events
Industrial Revolution
Social Revolu­tions (esp. French)
Success of Natural Sciences
Auguste Comte
(know as)Father of Sociology
Scientific method can be used to study society
Societies pass through three stages of develo­pment (Africa, Asha, Europe, France)
Not a nice guy BIG ego
Herbert Spencer
Social Darwinism
Survival of the Fittest
Societies evolve like species
Legiti­mated sociology in Europe
Emile Durkheim
Studied suicide (also the first true sociol­ogical study)
Interested in held society together
-mecha­nical and organic solidarity
Max Weber
Society is becoming more rational
Ideas, not just material relations, influence the course of history
Karl Marx
Bourge­oisie vs. Proletariat
False Consci­ousness
W.E.B. Dubois
Method­olo­gical Innovator
First sociol­ogist to study deviance

SI Lecture

Sociol­ogical Imagination
1959 (C. Wright Mills)
How does the average person understand social life?
-our views are limited by the ‘orbits’ of our relations
To see the larger context of our experience
we must see how our biography intersects with history
Personal Trouble
problem that occurs within the character of an individual or is result of their limited orbits
Small population afflicted, and the induvial can fix the issue
Public Issue
A problem that is beyond the control of a single individual because they are social in origin
Individual can’t fix. Afflicts a large population for same~ish reason