Introduction to Sociology
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Heavy drinking a problem at most Canadian campuses: report | University Affairs

Heavy drinking a problem at most Canadian campuses: report | University Affairs | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
But many universities are taking measures to counter binge drinking.
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Classroom Tools

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Some very interesting exercises/activities that can be used to simulate some of the realities of living in poverty.

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AcademicTyra's Guide to Emailing TAs and Professors

AcademicTyra's Guide to Emailing TAs and Professors | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
Listen up, people.
Despite growing up with the internet, many of you don’t know how to communicate with your instructors. Let us school you.
#1. Use a greeting.
Shocking. Who knew people wanted to be...
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A step-by-step guide.

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Harriet Martineau Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

Harriet Martineau Quotes at BrainyQuote.com | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
"The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so." - Harriet Martineau quotes from BrainyQuote.com...
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Harriet Martineau Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

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"The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class." - Harriet Martineau quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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Karl Marx Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

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"Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand." - Karl Marx quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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Antonio Gramsci Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

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"My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall - that is my strength, my only strength." - Antonio Gramsci quotes from BrainyQuote.com...
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Durkheim, Émile  [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

Durkheim, Émile  [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
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In the lecture on January 18th I was asked what relationship religion had to Durkheim's work. In this extensive peer reviewed article about his work and influences it speaks briefly about this relationship. 

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Making the familiar strange | The Sociological Imagination

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Follow this link to access a video that speaks about the idea of making the familiar strange. This is important for understanding a sociological perspective and was one of the things I spoke about in the lecture on January 18th.

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Michel Foucault - Theory.org.uk trading cards

www.theory.org.uk is a website of materials about the mass media and its relationship to people's identities, gender, sexuality and behaviour. Resources include info, essays, reviews, links and more.
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Did you know you can find Trading Cards for theorists? Here's an image of Michel Foucault's trading card. It tells you a bit about his theoretical influence, the title of an influential book, and his strengths, weaknesses, and special skills.

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Has binge drinking become normal?

Has binge drinking become normal? | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
In the past three years, Atlantic universities have seen three deaths involving alcohol. Today, university administrations are trying to create the safest environments possible, while grieving parents search for answers.
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Armine Yalnizyan and William Watson on economic disparity

Armine Yalnizyan and William Watson on economic disparity | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
Economists Armine Yalnizyan and William Watson debate whether inequality is a threat to democracy
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Infographic: Poverty in Canada

Infographic: Poverty in Canada | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
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An infographic that provides some quick facts about poverty in Canada

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Bicycles: Making good women go bad since the 1800s

Bicycles: Making good women go bad since the 1800s | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
  I've been working on a project on women and cycling, which begins by looking at the role the bicycle played in early feminism. One of the things I'm interested in seeing is whether the attitudes ...
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Considering adding this blog post to the weekly discussion about media literacy/critical thinking ... some days I love my job!!

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What are sociologists for…? | The Sociological Imagination

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A very interesting talk by Roger Burrows about the "everyday sociologist" and data collection and "presentation/visualization".

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Harriet Martineau Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

Harriet Martineau Quotes at BrainyQuote.com | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
"There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land." - Harriet Martineau quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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Karl Marx Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

Karl Marx Quotes at BrainyQuote.com | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
"History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this." - Karl Marx quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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Karl Marx Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

Karl Marx Quotes at BrainyQuote.com | Introduction to Sociology | Scoop.it
"Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks." - Karl Marx quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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Antonio Gramsci Quotes at BrainyQuote.com

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"The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned." - Antonio Gramsci quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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"It is the deviants among us who hold society together." Paradox animation by Dalton Conley

Paradox Animation about social deviance and social control from the 3rd Edition of Dalton Conley's book, You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Li...
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Erving Goffman - Theory.org.uk trading cards

www.theory.org.uk is a website of materials about the mass media and its relationship to people's identities, gender, sexuality and behaviour. Resources include info, essays, reviews, links and more.
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An American sociologist - in the textbook in Chapter 2 you would have read about Goffman's work on stigma in his book Stigma.

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Google Image Result for http://www.losmedanos.edu/pathways/words.png

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This is an example of a 'Wordle' -- a word cloud -- of some key concepts in the discipline of sociology.

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