2. Origins and theories

2. Origins and theories - The origins of sociology:...

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    The origins of sociology: explaining change and stability Premodern period     Stable Agriculture Rural and local Kinship and status Religion and tradition Patrimonial Early Modernity Rapid change Manufacturing Urbanization Social class Science and innovation Bureaucratic
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    Sociological Theory Theoretical approaches  (or theoretical paradigms)  Definition:  basic images of society that guide  thinking and research. Structural-functional paradigm Conflict paradigm  Symbolic interactionist
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    The Structural–Functional Paradigm Society is a complex system whose parts work together to form  a whole. The parts are called  social structures. A relatively stable pattern of social behavior Each social structure has  social functions . Major strengths Recognizes the complexity and interdependency of  social systems. Gives us tools to analyze the complexity. Major weaknesses
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