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Theoretical Perspective (Approaches) in SociologyThe book describes Macro, Micro, and Theories’ many different ways in the text. Theseare some of the ways I choose. “Macro-level analysis deals with large-scale structures andprocesses: broad social categories, institutions, and social systems, such as war, unemploymentand divorce.”(Basirico, Cashion, and Eshleman, 2014, p.8).“Micro-level analysis, onthe other hand is concerned with how individuals behave in social situations. The socialproblems of a veteran, and unemployed worker, or a divorcee would be subjects formicrosociology research.” (Basirico, Cashion, and Eshleman, 2014, p.8).“Theories’are based on a set of assumptions and self-evident truths; they include definitions and describethe conditions in which the phenomenon exists. (Basirico, Cashion, and Eshleman,2014, p.39).From reading the text, putting the meanings in my own words I would describeMacro, Micro, and Theories in more understandable ways such as; Macro deals with larger scaleof information provided to everyone whereas micro deals with smaller scale units dealing withthe same thing but maybe something that effects less people. Theories’ are the process of aparticular event that is set up to understand in a logical matter.The first theory sociology talks about is Structural functionalists. “Structural functionalists usemacro-level analysis to explain society and social structure.” There is four sociology’s connectedto Structural functionalists. “Merton a social system can have both manifest functions andlateen functions”.(Basirico, Cashion, and Eshleman, 2014, p.39-40).Manifestintentional behavior and most people can see them.

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