At the end of his article on the Saints and the Roughnecks, Chambliss asks, “Why did the community, the school, and the police react to the Saints as though they were good, upstanding, non-delinquent youths with bright futures but to the Roughnecks as though they were tough, young criminals who were headed for trouble?” To address this question compare and contrast the activities, social class differences, and societal reaction to these two groups of young men. What ultimately happened to the members of each group? As you answer this question posed by Chambliss think of how he is drawing his conclusions from both labeling theory and conflict theory (organizational imperative). One of the main reasons that the community viewed the Saints and Roughnecks differently although they were doing very similar things is that the Saints had the means to leave town to commit their crimes and poor behavior where the Roughnecks did not. The groups were in different social classes, which effected the way the dressed, and the resources that they had at their disposal. In the Saints social class, they probably had mothers that did not work outside the home, so the way they were brought up and things that they were able to learn and be taught at a young age was different from the Roughnecks who, in a rougher social class probably had to have two income homes to make ends meet or had single moms that were not able to be there as much as they would like, and they were more raised by the systems (daycare, after school care, babysitters) where they didn't get the same upbringing values that the Saints received. The deviant activities of both groups were very similar. The main differences I saw were the Roughnecks often stole things of value, the Saints would "borrow" items and leave them elsewhere through out the town. Both groups of boys had interactions with the police. The Saints were able
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Auguste Compte, who lived in France when chaos erupted after Napoleon lost the Battle to conquer Europe tried to look for ways to improve the society and believed that sociology could greatly contribute towards that. Compte coined the word Sociology and called it the queen of sciences. Compte believed that all societies passed through three stages of developed which are: Theological, metaphysical and positive stages. In the theological stage, Compte believed that life was guided by religious ideas…
Chapter 1: Sociology
In gaining an understanding about our world, we have developed two sets of sciences. The first one is called the natural sciences-developed to explain and predict the events in our natural environment. The natural sciences are divided in to specialized fields of research- such as biology, geology, biology, chemistry and physics. Each area investigates a particular “slice” of nature. Given that, people have not limited themselves to investigating…
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1. A. The key components of sociology are systematic study, the individual, society
and the consequences of difference. Systematic study means that sociologists draw
their conclusions about society based on experiences or observations rather then
belief’s or authority of others. The most common way to collect data is through
surveys. Another common way to collect data is through participant observation.
Sociology is associated with groups, but focuses…
Chapter 1: Sociology & the Real World
1. What is the difference between practical and scientific knowledge?
2. Define sociology -is one of the social sciences— disciplines that examine the human or social world. The systematic study of human and society and social interaction
3. What is the importance of Howard Becker’s definition of sociology? sociology is the study of people doing things together because neither the individual nor society exist independently of one another
4. Define social sciences…
What is sociology
Sociology is the study of society and how it is influenced by difference factors like economic. In other words it is the study of human social life, groups and societies. Sociology is the study of group life and those parts of our individual lives that are affected by social interaction. Its beginning point is the assumption that we are social animals from birth, that is, that we are powerfully influenced by other people's expectations. Sociologists would argue that you can't…
AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY:
ITS PROMISE AND POWER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION
An Introduction to Sociology: its Promise and Power ................................................ 1
Part A: Sociology – Defamiliarising the Familiar .............................................................. 2
Sociology and Common Sense............................................................................ 2
The Sociological Imagination: Insights, Themes and Skills…
Concept is an idea and how its related or connected to other ideas.
Think of the word family, the concept of family is related to a lot of different things.
Basic unit of all analysis.
Classify, categorize ideas, events, people sorts, summarizes parts; makes life workable.
Types of Concepts
Observable-concrete,explicit,direct family, friends, group, grades; pocket money.
Inferable- abstract, suggested by a result. Beliefs, ideas, opinions;good, bad; group; love
Example of summarizing…
Introduction to Sociology
“Sociology is the scientific study of human groups and social behaviour, including its origins, development, organisations, and institutions”. (Anon., n.d.) It uses various methods of investigation and analysis to develop knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.
Sociology and psychology are both social sciences, and deal with behaviour. Sociologists focus on groups of people -- societies, including culture, religion and traditions. Sociologists…