Sociology 1510, week 1 notes
Sociology 1510, week 1 notes soci 1510
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Date Created: 08/07/16
Functionalism Emile Durkheim Society = organism that requires equilibrium Society is held together by cooperation, consequences, and interdependence by establishing institutions, and roles Division of labor and hierarchy of positions = social order Shared public values ensure compliance with rules and laws No social change: change occurs only to reestablish equilibrium within the system Conflict theory (conflict) vs. Functionalism Theory (cohesion) Symbolic Interactionism Thomas Theorem: People behave according to what they believe to be real, not necessarily what is objectively true People definition is primary motivation for human behavior Feminist Theory Analyzes the status of men/women in society Goal: improve lives of women Provides new ways of seeing the world Debunking theory Global Perspective Communication is present with anyone no matter the location We travel in hours A natural disaster in one part has widespread effects Sociological Theory The Age of Enlightenment/Reason Observation and reason replaced a belief in the supernatural causes of events Alexis de Tocqueville: felt that despite the individualism of Americans, they had little independence of mind Auguste Comte: create the term “sociology” o He believed that society could be studied scientifically known Positivism \ Harriet Martineau: wrote about how to observe behavior as a participant Emile Durkheim: focused on the forces that hold society together in moral cohesion 3 fathers of Sociology Durkheim Marx Weber
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