SOCB43H3 Lecture : Classic Sociological Theory Part 2- 10th January 2012- Lecture 1.docx

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Theory- trying to produce abstract rather than empirical knowledge. Marx had a general theory, we can take the theory and look at a particular incident. Tocqueville tried to understand a democratic society, he was thinking what is a democratic society. Classic is a cultural product that lasts a long long time. Because it allows people to reflect on it over and over again. How did these books become classic, they gave a theoretical grounding of what sociology is. They offered the basic methods and models of doing research. People thought that everyday life didn"t require any scholarly classic to study. While some argued that sociology can be studied and measured. Rationalization- max weber"s obsession, he noticed a huge rise in the social authority in the sciences. There was a massive rise in government spending in scientific research. It is rationally rearranging the world in our minds rather than the way they come to us.

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