Boundless Sociology


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SOC 2012 2nd Edition
2nd edition
by Jon Witt

ISBN-10: 0077403371
ISBN-13: 9780077403379
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Chapter 1: Understanding Sociology The Boundless alternative to SOC 2012 2nd Edition

  • 1
    The Sociological Perspective
    • Studying Sociology
    • The Sociological Imagination
    • Sociology and Science
    • Sociology and the Social Sciences
    • Sociology and Common Sense
  • 2
    The 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.
  • 3
    The 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 theory
    assumes 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.
  • predestination
    The 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 imagination
    Coined 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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