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Sociology 1004: Deviance in US Society Study Guide 1  Theoretical perspectives Functional perspective Functionalism is the oldest, and still the dominant, theoretical perspective in sociology and many other social sciences. This perspective is built upon twin emphases: application of the scientific method to the objective social world and use of an analogy between the individual organism and society. The several social theories that emphasize social conflict have roots in the ideas of Karl Marx (1818-1883), the great German theorist and political activist. The Marxist, conflict approach emphasizes a materialist interpretation of history, a dialectical method of analysis, a critical stance toward existing social arrangements, and a political program of revolution or, at least, reform. Symbolic interactionalistic perspective Symbolic interactionism, or interactionism for short, is one of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology. This perspective has a long intellectual history, beginning
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course SOCY 1004 taught by Professor Adler during the Fall '05 term at Colorado.

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