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Surname 1 Name Tutor Course Date Classical Sociology and Foundation of Enlightenment Modern sociology draws much of its inspiration from the classical theory of enlightenment. Sociology itself is the study of social relationships, culture and social interactions of members within the vast or singular community. Contemporary sociology integrates empirical investigations directly related to social policy and individual welfare. Classical theory sociology presented a significant change from neoclassical and romanticism sociology. Changes from neoclassical to realism presented investigators with resources. These included social classes, social mobility, religion, gender, deviance, sexuality, law, or secularization amongst several others. Its resultant works are useful in subjects such as economy, military, penal institution, social capital and education. Changes from a traditional to a contemporary era provided sufficient conditions for more homogenous societies. Given the vintage position of both classical theory that triggered 18 th -century socio evolution, scholarly dialogue on the equalities within society, promotion of freedoms and defeating of challenges was at the horizon. Why is classical sociology classical? Randal Collins (Allan, 408) exploration of sociology emanated from socioeconomic, religious, political and cultural injustices that primarily accelerated challenges within feudalist societies. Throughout the 19th and 20th century, sociology presented an ambivalent relationship
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Surname 2 to the classical traditions showing explicit knowledge on classical theory tradition. Classical theories began losing scholarly influence in the late 20th century. However, emerging social scholars maintain classical theories are no longer relevant in jotting down classical abstraction in modern literature ( Germov, p. 32). In agreement, classical sociology remains classical, given the heritage surrounding environmental sociology would be soon overrun by industrialization or even education system that inspired a degree of enlightenment. For example, the classical pursuit of environmental sociology crippled since it ignored the biophysical environment (Wickham, p. 249). This was also experienced in the early scholarly demise patriarch dominion, feudalism or clergy paving the way for homogenous societies. The sociological environment began questioning whether members within a specific society were happy being in such a community. Therefore, it is evident how societies changed rapidly during the 18 th century. Primarily, the transformation from feudalism to industrialization much distorted the communal land division system. Thus, introducing more urbanized societies. However, classical sociology became
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