Invitation to Sociology
Berger: “Invitation to Sociology” p.2 (This is a difficult article; read carefully)
a) Name what two is misconceptions people have about sociology? Why are they misconceptions?
b) So, what is sociology and what do sociologists do?
c) Name and explain three key characteristics of the sociological enterprise.
d) What about the sociologist him/herself? What are his/her interests?
e) To the extent that sociology is about things not being as they seem, how is is it possible that the is caste system in India has parallels to the racial system in the South as it existed well into the 20th century.
f) What does Berger mean when he writes that some people should “stay away from sociology.”