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Lecture 2

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Sociology notes lecture 2 Sociology as the science of action Theory of action Natural is social science Ideal types Power (Why do people obey authority) authority Stratification (How society is divided into different tiers) Sociology as a science of action What is sociology is a science Key terms, action, subjective meaning etc Sociology is the comprehensive study of action What is the importance? The need to interact with others becomes a topic of sociology Spencer treated humans like giant organisms Marx was primarily interested in identifying social classes, such as property Weber is interested in peoples work, not dependent on poverty and or wealth weber was concerned about the individual meaning of work and the consequences of peoples dependence on work. You ask what people are trying to accomplish when they go to work Many different meanings from work found in the present and past Theory of action The main ways people make their actions meaningful Once a theory is developed it can be applied to more than one person Page 329
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