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SOC1101_Major_Sociological_Theories_-_January_16th__2014

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC1101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Major Sociological TheoriesIt is assumed that society is a stable functional set of interrelated parts that work Theory together for the benefit of societyFrom the Greek theorein to see A conceptual overview of the way something Builtin mechanisms of social control workspolice help regulate the systemA set of logically interrelated statements that attempts to describe explain and Talcott Parsons 19021979 and Robert occasionally predict social events Merton 19102003textbookSocial theorizing The task of weaving Merton known for contributions to isolated observations or facts into an sociological theory study of social structure understanding of human society and and deviance credited with creation of behavioursociology of science Influence extended into mainstream pop cultureTheoretical perspectiveAn overall approach or viewpoint toward Merton on social functionsome subject textbook a basic image of society that guides thinking and research Manifest functions Recognized and road map paradigmintended consequences of any social Each perspective directs our attention topatternWhat to studyLatent functions Consequences that are What question to asklargely unrecognized and unintendedAnd how we should ask themExample The education systemEach perspective interprets reality and Dysfunctions Undesirable consequences of explains data
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