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Important Concepts

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Sociology
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Sociology 1021E
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Chapter 11292011 General Go voteRead chapters 8 9 12Important ConceptsSocial theoryan abstract way of giving a general description of something in societyModernitymodern subjectsscientific framework for understanding society by applying science rationality Modern subjects is to seek rational answerso PositivismA philosophical system that holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proofPostmodernismAll truth is base don a particular space context and time There is no truth out there and that we create itStandpoint theoryThere is a truth and because I am marginalized I can see it o Inescapable biculturalitythe functions of society are related to the organs which allow a biological being to exist better defStructural functionalism o Organic analogy three types of functionsManifestLatentLatent DysfunctionSymbolic interactionism o Looking glass self in previous notes o Front state presentingback stage authentichow you present yourself in different situations o Ethnomethodologywhen you violate regular norms to see how people react Conflict
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