This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Social Darwinism – refers to people and social pattern that were “fit” would survive and those who were “unfit” would die out. Class Conflict – Belief that society is divided into those who own the means of producing wealth and those who do not Dialectical Materialism – the notion that development depends on the clash of contradictions and the subsequent creation of new, more advanced structures. Social Facts – aspects of social life that cannot be explained in terms of the biological or mental characteristics of the individual. Verstehen – “understanding or insight” of human subjectivity: the intentions, values, beliefs and attitudes that underlie people’s behavior. Ideal type – a concept constructed by sociologist to portray the principal characteristics of something they want to study....
View Full Document
- Spring '08