1.07 Assignment.doc - Sociology 1.07 1 Emile Durkheim Durkheim believed that society was changing Modern society he thought is characterized by organic

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Sociology – 1.071. Emile Durkheim - Durkheim believed that society was changing. Modern society, he thought, is characterized byorganic solidarity or a systemwhere individuals are tied together because of their dependence onone another.Max Weber - Weber would argue, for example, that if we wanted to study a riot, we would need to do more than count the number of people involved or count up how much damage was done. To really understand a riot, we’d also need to ask people questions like why they looted a businessand why they were in the spot where the riot started.Karl Marx - Capitalism,an economic structure that aims for profit and free trade, was the cause of problems likepoverty and crime, according to Marx. He believed that the economic system was splitting people into two groups: thosewho controlled the economy (the rich) and those who did not(the poor).2.The sociological imagination encourages usto look at parts of our society and culture that we normally take for granted. It is important because we need to know how we take things for granted, and how we can stop taking those little things for granted.
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