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Chapter 1: Outline What is Sociology? The History of Sociology Three Revolutions Early Thinkers August Comte Karl Marx Max Weber Emile Durkheim The Sociological Imagination Social Structures Micro Macro Global Theoretical Perspectives Symbolic Interaction Functionalsim Conflict Research Methods
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What is Sociology? Systematic study of society and human behavior ways that sociologists gather, analyze and explain their data about human social behavior. Sociologists examine connections between personal problems and social relations Sociology is guided by a methodology which is supposed to help us observe patterns of human behavior and also help us generalize beyond a few individuals.
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The Emergence of Sociology The scientific revolution workings of society must be based on solid evidence, not just speculation Birth of the scientific method did not necessarily encourage people to observe how and where people live to understand the way they think and behave
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The Democratic and Industrial Revolutions The democratic revolution suggested people organize society broadened their participation in government The industrial revolution societies transformed from agricultural products to emphasis on manufacturing created new social problems: conflict, crime, homelessness Urbanization also transformed people from producers who grew what they needed to eat and traded services for housing to consumers who were forced to buy the food they needed and pay rent to survive
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The Emergence of Sociology: Early Thinkers Auguste Comte
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course SOCL 2025 taught by Professor Jueng during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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ch 1 - Chapter 1: Outline What is Sociology? The History of...

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