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The macrotheories of sociology
Introduction to Philosophy
Paula Smithka
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Ellzey on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 151 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Paula Smithka in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 96 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Philosophy in Philosophical / Religious / Ethical Perspectives at University of Southern Mississippi.

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Date Created: 08/29/16
Sociology 08/29/16 Macrotheory: Study of social structures and how they affect groups and individuals Structural Function Conflict Theory Key  Society as a whole  Views society as a ideas  Different competition between  Structures that influence groups (focuses on another distribution of power  Equilibrium in society & resources) (one changes, so does the next)  Stability and status quo Theoris Emile Dukheim: Carl Marx: his ideas started ts  Sucide increases communism and let to the with “anmie” or beginning of WWII disconnect  working class vs  solidarity: mechanical & owners (bourgeoisie) organic Pros & Pro: Pro: Cons  wholistic  does not ignore social  community building problems (why/how) Cons: Cons:  does not explain  not good at explaining contention harmony  not critical of social ills (sexism, racism)  When we all understand a value and belief system that we share it is known as collective conscience Marosociology examines large scale social structures Most important structural functioalist is Emile Durkheim Macrotheoretical perspective is the conflict perspective Karl Marx supports the bourgeoisie theory and explains the how and why. 2


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