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Unformatted text preview: __________________________________________________________________________________ Sociology looks at:-Human CondiTon (eg. Oppressed or Liberated?)- Human Behaviour (eg. Are we manipulated by society? Do we not have free will?)- Social Order & Social Structure- Stability- ±ensions & Con²icts- Change Key Figures in the Sociological Field Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)- Believed that social life can be analyzed as rigorously as objects and events in nature( Social Fact ) eg. Suicide- Focuses on what binds society together ( Social Solidarity ) eg. Shared Values- Popularized the term 'Anomie' (CondiTon where there is an absence or con±ict of social norms) eg. When a dictator is overthrown Karl Marx (1818-1883)-Believed that in a society with class con±icts(Feudalism) will bring about revoluTon(Capitalism) and would eventually become a classless society(Som) Max Weber (1864-1920)- Believed that social change is produced by ideas and meaning, and not structure ( Verstehen )- Believed that modern society involves raTonalizaTon, bureaucracy, e²ciency(raTonal calculaTon) and procedures....
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- Sociology, social arrangements, alternative social arrangements, different social arrangement