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Sociology 1 Midterm study guide extra credit Professor Hollenbaugh division of labor : specialization of different people or groups in different tasks. functionalist theory : integrated systems composed of specialized parts that serve functions emphasizes consensus and cooperation Weakness - does not address power differential, inequality or social change. conflict theory : societies are competitive arenas where groups are in a constant struggle for resources some groups benefit more from existing arrangements than other groups, and will exercise their power to maintain the status quo weakness - lacks strong explanation of social harmony and cohesion. symbolic interactionism: Seeks to understand society by day-to-day interactions of people. Particularly focus on language, gestures, symbols, and assigning meaning to situations. (Micro Analysis) micro vs. macro perspectives: micro : way of examining human life that focuses on the immediate everyday experiences of individuals. VS Macro: way of examining human life that focuses on the broad social forces and structural features of a society that exist above the level of individual people. organization:

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