SOC-2020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Social Issue, Talcott Parsons

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SOC 2020 1/24/17
Symbolic interactionalism or SI
Human beings interact based on the shared meaning of symbols
(abstraction)
George Herbert Mean and the Chicago Skool
o University of Chicago
o Argued that behaviors are just stages of socialization
What is theory?
o Set of interrelated propositions that if held true become law
What is a propositions?
A if the stateet
Play Stage
o Imitating others and mimicking behaviors
Game Stage
o You have to learn different actions
o Not iologial, you hae to lear the rules of the gae
Functionalism
o Talcott Parsons
Father of structured functionalism
o Robert Merton
o Functional requisites and the five social institutions
Politics
Education
Religion
Economy
Family
If something goes wrong in one of these, it will
change all the others
o Manifest
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