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Hoberman's Sphere as a Visual of Social Structure
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Krieg, Andrea. 2021. “Hoberman’s Sphere As a Visual of Social Structure”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, November. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Instructors, the ASA, and other sociological leaders agree that social structure is an essential concept to a sociology curriculum (e.g. ASA 2004; Persell, Pfeiffer, and Syed 2007; Grauerholz and Gibson 2006; Wagenaar 1991) . After examining the pedagogical research, as well as popular introductory textbooks, it is clear that although we espouse its...

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  1. Students will be introduced to the concept of social structure, practice connecting the concepts of social institutions with social structure, explore the consequences of a malfunctioning social structure within the context of delinquency.

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  1. Three-minute writing with the following prompt: define social structure in your own words.

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