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Module 3 & 4 Notes

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Module 3 & 4 Notes SOC 101

Intro to Sociology
Dr. Whitaker

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Detailed notes (with examples) of Modules 3 & 4.
Intro to Sociology
Dr. Whitaker
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Date Created: 10/08/15
Module 3 amp 4 Study Sheet pg 215 Module 3 3 maior perspectives of Sociologists 1 Functionalist Perspective emphasizes the way parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability a Talcott Parsons key gure in functionalist development greatly in uenced by Emile Durkheim amp Max Weber i If an aspect of social life doesn t contribute to a societies stabilitysurvival it will not be passed on from generation to generation Manifest and Latent Function Robert Merton He distinguished the two functionalist o Manifest Functionintended stated amp conscious func ons o Latent Function unconscious or unintended functionsmay re ect hidden purposes 0 Dysfunction an element of society that may disrupt the social system amp reduce stability ex homicide 2 Con ict Perspective says that social behavior is best understood in times of con ict or tension between groups a More radical than functionalists o Marxist View sociologists see con ict as a part of everyday life in all societies 0 Feminist Perspective often allied with con ict perspective sees inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization a Ida WellsBarnett 1890 pub on lynching blacks used her analysis to resist oppression and was a women s rights advocate 3 lnteractionist Perspective Concerned primarily with fundamental or everyday forms of interaction including symbols and other nonverbal communication 0 Symbols have shared social meaning amp is understood by all members of society 0 Nonverbal Communication facial expressions gestures posture George Herbert Mead founder of the interactionist perspective 0 We come to see ourselves the way other people see us which we nd out about by interacting with others We can tell what others think of us by the way we are treated and we buy into that to a certain degree depending on the importance of the person 0 Dramaturgical Approach people are seen as theatrical performers when interacting with each otherErving Goffman 0 goffman We present ourselves in a certain way to others to give a certain depiction o Elijah Anderson studied interaction between black and white residents eye contact or none Important concepts amp terms 0 Theatrical Orientation in uences a sociologists approach to a research problem 0 lnteractionism aka quotsymbolic interactionismquot humans are viewed as living in a world of meaningful objects materials actions people relationships and symbols c Wright mus being aware of the relationship between you as an individual Examples Pages 4 5 amp 6 table 31 Module 4 0 Applied amp Clinical Sociology use the discipline of sociology to solve practical problems in human behavior and organizations Q Michael Burawoypublic sociology reaches out to others joining efforts to better society 9 Medical Sociologk how health care professionals and patients deal with disease studies impact of AIDS on family friends and communities Q Environmental Sociologgt examine relationship between human societies and physical environment hazard waste dumps outside poorminorities neighborhoods 0 Basic Sociology sociological inquiry that seeks a deeper knowledge of the fundamental aspects of human phenomena 0 Globalization worldwide integration of government policies cultures social movements amp nancial markets through trade and exchange of ideas 0 Social lneguality members of society have different amounts of wealth prestige or power


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