Human behavior cannot be understood simply in individualistic terms; we must always examine the social forces that affect people’s lives.
Emile Durkheim (via awkward-creativity)

(via sociolab)


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Sociology Family Tree

nortonsoc:

Sociology Family Tree


Once you have a grasp of the Sociological Imagination, you won’t, as I know very well, want to let it go.

Sociology is possible only because human behavior is patterned. Students in a classroom tend to sit in the same part of the room each day - often in the same seat. Concertgoers tend to applaud simultaneously and at appropriate intervals. Elevator passengers almost invariably face the front. The potential gift of sociology is to uncover the patterns and regularities from among many incidents and observations so that perhaps people may recognize their own isolated experience within the context of the experiences of others. But the path of each individual life is unique and unpredictable.
So often the subtle patterns and trends of society go unnoticed by its participants, while the aware and observant sociologists look on, with the desire & passion to understand and make meaning of it all. (via sociologyscholars)

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Women are expected to confine themselves to social constructs of femininity but work in positions tailored to constructions of masculinity.
Kelly Train (via thecaffeinatedvegan)