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Sociology - the scientific study of human social relations, groups, and societies. Development of Sociology - the scientific revolution, enlightenment,industrialization,and urbanization Symbolic Interactionism- both the individual self and society as a whole are the products of social interactions based on language and other symbol Karl Marx - theorized about modern societies and economies, predicted that industralization would make life increasingly intolerable for the masses , eliminating private ownership would bring about a utopia of equality and genuine freedom for all , class conflict: competition between social classes over the distribution of wealth, power, and other valued resources in society.

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