Lecture 1

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Lecture 1

  1. 1. Social Theory @ Work
  2. 2. What is sociology?What do sociologists do?
  3. 3. Detect the symbolicvalue and sociallyconstructed natureof everyday things
  4. 4. Why do people smoke?
  5. 5. omg wtf r u tinking gothz pwn punkz!! lol dnt b dum im betr dan u ayt ^5 btsoom
  6. 6. Be aware of theexternal forces‘shaping’ our lives (andhow individual choice isoften a function ofcommmunity trends)
  7. 7. Balut
  8. 8. Detect power-playsand ‘hidden’ conflicts
  9. 9. What is thesociological difference?
  10. 10. What is the sociology (or social theory) of work?
  11. 11. Textbooks & References
  12. 12. http://socio-keele12.blogspot.com
  13. 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?

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