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THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Theory is a formulation of concepts and their relationship to each other Explains observations Answers the question “why?” Can be tested Predicts into the future
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Three Major Theories in Sociology Structural Functionalism - Conflict theory Symbolic Interactionism
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Structural Functionalism Spencer, Durkheim, Parsons, Merton Central issue for functionalists is explaining how society occurs and perseveres. Key question: Why and how is there social cohesion?
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Key Concepts Society as a biological entity Dynamic equilibrium slavery System imperatives Responsibilities society must perform successfully or it will cease to exist. Manifest and latent functions
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Consider: Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance by Kai Erikson Crime is functional (ala Durkheim) Maintains boundaries of socially acceptable behavior -- stability. Identifies a safe “other” who becomes the object of
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 134 taught by Professor Besser during the Fall '07 term at Iowa State.

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