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