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Shylo Murry Project One Sociology is defined as the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists learn about what structures society has regarding groups, organizations, and societies as well as how people interact within these given contexts. Human behavior is considered social so the subject matter of sociology ranges from intimate family to random strangers on the street; from organized crime syndicates to religious cults; the divisions of gender, race, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. Few fields have such a broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge. (what is sociology? Para. 1) Sociology includes three major theoretical perspectives: the functionalist perspective, the conflict perspective, and the symbolic interactionist perspective which is also sometimes called the micro view. In my perfect society, everyone would work together to create a more uniform and better working world. Émile Durkheim’s perspective would work in today’s age better than the other two perspectives seeing as how it displaces things to the group's behavior, not just a singular person. To Durkheim, society was bigger than just the individual, it took all the different parts to make it work correctly. He believed that collective behaviors and individual

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