Introduction - Theory and Modernity (OL)

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Introduction Theory and Modernity
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The Development of Sociology Why did sociology develop when it did?   What made a focus on the social so  relevant then rather than earlier? Rationalization Increased social density and complexity Conceptions of interest rather than “nature” Progress
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Sociology’s Beginnings At its emergence, sociology was a  discipline concerned with 2 new realities Modernity Industrialization
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Modernity “The end of history…” The fundamental disruption of tradition
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Industrialization Urbanization Work
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Early Theorists Auguste Comte (1798 – 1857) Founder of sociology Social statics vs. Social dynamics  Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)
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Unformatted text preview: Elaborated sociological methods Advocate for gender and racial equality Herbert Spencer (1820 1903) Organic analogy Social Darwinism Classical Theorists Karl Marx (1818 1883) Dialectical materialism Theory of classes and critique of capitalism mile Durkheim (1858 1916) Solidarity and values Social facts Max Weber (1864 1920) Key sociological concepts Verstehen and value-free sociology Theoretical Perspectives Structural-Functional (Functionalist) Theoretical Perspectives Conflict Theory Theoretical Perspectives Symbolic Interactionism...
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