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Lecture 1

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  • 1. Social Theory @ Work
  • 2. What is sociology?What do sociologists do?
  • 3. Detect the symbolicvalue and sociallyconstructed natureof everyday things
  • 4. Why do people smoke?
  • 5. omg wtf r u tinking gothz pwn punkz!! lol dnt b dum im betr dan u ayt ^5 btsoom
  • 6. Be aware of theexternal forces‘shaping’ our lives (andhow individual choice isoften a function ofcommmunity trends)
  • 7. Balut
  • 8. Detect power-playsand ‘hidden’ conflicts
  • 9. What is thesociological difference?
  • 10. What is the sociology (or social theory) of work?
  • 11. Textbooks & References
  • 12. http://socio-keele12.blogspot.com
  • 13. Key Questions• How did organisations and institutions ‘come about’?• What different kinds of organisations exist?• How is stability and order maintained? How do the authorities ‘dominate’ people and/or establish ‘legitimacy’ for themselves?• How do people interact and establish norms, values, etc.? What everyday realities are constucted?