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Chapter 1: Understanding Sociology The Boundless alternative to SOC 2012 2nd Edition
1The Sociological Perspective
- Studying Sociology
- The Sociological Imagination
- Sociology and Science
- Sociology and the Social Sciences
- Sociology and Common Sense
2The Development of Sociology
- Tradition vs. Science
- Early Thinkers and Comte
- Early Social Research and Martineau
- Social Darwinism and Spencer
- Class Conflict and Marx
- Social Integration and Durkheim
- Protestant Work Ethic and Weber
- The Development of Sociology in the U.S.
3The Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
- The Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
- The Functionalist Perspective
- The Conflict Perspective
- The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
- The Feminist Perspective
- Theory and Practice
Chapter 1: Sample Flashcards
role theoryassumes that people are primarily conformists who try to achieve the norms that accompany their roles; group members check each individual’s performance to determine whether it conforms with that individual’s assigned norms, and apply sanctions for misbehavior in an attempt to ensure role performance.
predestinationThe doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God, especially that certain people have been elected for salvation, and sometimes also that others are destined for reprobation.
the sociological imaginationCoined by C. Wright Mills, the sociological imagination is the ability to situate personal troubles and life trajectories within an informed framework of larger social processes.
Chapter 1: Sample Quiz Questions
- All of the following are true for societies based on organic solidarity EXCEPT
- Which of the following is NOT true for interpretive approaches in sociology?
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