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1.The 3 founding fathers of sociology are Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx. Emilie contributed the idea that traditional societies had mechanical solidarity and modern society is characterized by organic solidarity. Max thought individuals should employ understanding or insight. He came up with an “ideal type”. Karl argued that the economic system shaped all other parts of society and that it separated people into 2 groups, the rich and the poor. 2.Sociological imagination is taking yourself out of the daily routines of our lives and change our perspective to really see how society is. This is very important to understand society because if you don’t have the ability to do so, you could be blinded by you own views and beliefs and not notice anything because your so used to it. If you don’t have the sociological imagination you could not truly be able to understand society. 3.The functionalist perspective views society as being like an organism, society needs to have all
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Unformatted text preview:parts operating and coordinating together. The conflict perspective argues that society is made of groups with competing interests meaning society can be better understood by observing the conflict in society. The interactionist perspective believe we give meaning to things and people and that we act based on these meanings. 4. Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior and human groups and how societies begin and change. It is different from other sciences because it is the only one that is concerned with the interactions of human beings and their societies. 5. A sociologist would study something that is common sense because sometimes it isn't true or reliable because we don't test our assumptions to see if it's really true. Sociologists often put common sense assumptions to the test and study them.