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Sociology of Theory Lecture 1

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2S06
Professor
David Young
Semester
Fall

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Thursday September 8th 2011Early Sociological Theory Forces Affecting the Historical Development of Historical Theory A Social Forces 1Political Revolutions Specifically French American and other political revolutionsResulted in massive changes in societiesforever changes countries Positive changesgreater freedom and democracy Negative changesresulting in chaos confusionsocial order is broken down Theorists who considered revolutions largely focus on negative Early theorists called for restoring social orderSeen in ideas of Durkheim restoring order2The industrial revolution and Capitalism Late 19th and early 20th C The shift from an agricultural society to a an industrial one Focus no longer on farming but manufacturingcommoditiesgrowth in manufacturing tied to capitalism Factory owners profiting at expense of factory workers capitalism Negative reac
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