John Nagle

Introducing Sociology

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    Tinahas quoted2 years ago
    Mills said that when we develop a sociological imagination we begin to see how wider social forces connect with our personal biographies. For Mills, the sociological imagination is particularly powerful when we identify the society we live in, rather any personal or individual failings, as responsible for many of our problems.
    Evgeny Smaginhas quoted6 months ago
    The power of cultural racism is that it can be applied across a range of countries to their migrants. In cultural racism, the host nation constructs itself as an ethnically homogenous national society whose traditional ways of life are threatened by migrants who supposedly refuse to integrate
    Evgeny Smaginhas quoted6 months ago
    Emotional labour involves us aligning private emotions with organizational expectations and involves either “deep acting” or “surface acting”.
    Deep acting occurs when a worker draws upon emotions they believe to be authentic to achieve a strong relationship with customers. Surface acting is when someone displays emotions they believe are inauthentic to conform to work rules and norms
    asemokkkhas quotedlast year
    THE HUMAN MIND IS A BLANK SLATE, NOT SHAPED BY GOD BUT BY EXPERIENCE!
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    A good starting point is the Enlightenment, an age of unprecedented intellectual advance and political awakening in the 18th century. The Enlightenment was propelled by radical thinkers who applied science and rationalism, rather than religion and superstition, to explain the world.
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    THINKING SOCIOLOGICALLY MEANS RECOGNIZING HOW MY SOCIAL GROUPS HAVE A STRONG IMPACT ON MY LIFE CHOICES AND EXPERIENCES.
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    Sociology maps out social structures so we can begin to see the social forces that act upon us.

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    OUR VALUES AND OPPORTUNITIES ARE FORMED BY OUR POSITION WITHIN SOCIETY.
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    The economic, social and cultural influences of globalization destroy traditional forms of social and political association; they dissolve boundaries and cause instability and uncertainty about the future.
    Nationalism represents an attempt by social groups to defend themselves from these threats
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    Smith also criticized modernism for its failure to address the passion of nationalism. It cannot answer the question: why die for the nation? For Smith, the answer lies in the “sacred community” of shared memories and ancestry.
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