Sociology

Emile Durkheim’s Sociological Theory: Key Concepts Transcript

00:00:07 At the core of Emile Durkheim's sociological theory is the idea of social cohesion. As a functionalist sociologist, Durkheim is concerned about social cohesion or social solidarity. According to Durkheim, social cohesion comes from core institutionalized values that are held in common. Thus anomie, that is, the lack of norms of behavior, feelings of alienation, and social

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Max Weber’s Sociological Theory: Key Concepts Transcript

00:00:02 Max Weber’s Sociological Theory, key concepts. At the center of Max Weber’s sociological theory is the concept of authority or leadership. And in Max Weber’s Sociological theory, authority or leadership is based on forms of legitimacy. Hence, for Weber authority and legitimation illustrate the ways in which different forms of society cohere and the

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UO Today interview: Juliet Schor, Economist and Professor of Sociology, Boston College Transcript

Interviewer 00:00:07 Welcome to you all today. I am Paul Peppis, Director of the Oregon Humanities Center. My guest today is Juliet Schor, an economist and Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Professor Schor’s research interests include consumer society and consumer culture, working hours and lifestyles, environmental degradation, the sharing economy, and alternative sustainable economies

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Dubois & Race Conflict

Dubois & Race Conflict: Crash Course Sociology Transcript

Nicole Sweeney 00:00:00 Two bachelor’s degrees. PhD from Harvard University. Two-year fellowship to study in Berlin. Professor of sociology and history at two different universities. Author of countless books. Activist and co-founder of a key civil rights organization. Editor and co-founder of a magazine. And a poet to boot. Pretty good resume, yeah? What if

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Emile Durkheim on Suicide & Society:

Emile Durkheim on Suicide & Society: Crash Course Sociology Transcript

Nicole Sweeney 00:00:00 So, the fact that we have society at all is kind of amazing. Think about it: People with different interests, different amounts of money, members of different subcultures, races, and sexual orientations, somehow all manage to hold together in this thing we call society. A thing that, at least kind of, works.

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Sociology Research Methods

Sociology Research Methods: Crash Course Sociology Transcript

Nicole Sweeney 00:00:00 Do you think you’re middle class? If you’re American, there’s a pretty good chance that you do. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2015, 87% of those surveyed identified themselves as middle class. That’s a pretty big middle. But your intuition about what the middle class is—like who

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Sociology & the Scientific Method

Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology Transcript

Nicole Sweeney 00:00:00 What puts the science in social science? The things you probably think of as science, like biology or physics or chemistry, can seem a world apart from sociology and the concepts we’ve introduced so far. But sociology is a type of science, it’s just not one that uses beakers or microscopes. Rather

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