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Symbolic InteractionismA Different Sociological Perspective ToSocialization
What is a theory vs a Sociological theory?Sociological TheoriesAKATheories of Society.A theory is aset of ideaswhich claimsto explain how something works(Haralambos &Holborn, 2008).A theory – helps tomake sense ofandoffer explanations of what is happening in theworld.A Sociological theory –“is a set of ideas which claims to explain how society or aspectsof society work” (Haralambos & Holborn, 2008: 7).A sociological theoryrequires that you provideevidence for your theoryabout the socialworld.06/04/20202
What is a Sociological theoryA sociological theory relies onfactsandevidence.Where do you get the facts and evidence?Who decides what is a fact?How do we trust evidence provided?Thegoal of sociological theoriesis to:understandhow society is ordered,understand how society changes,understand our own role within society, andunderstand how to improve and change society in the interests of its citizens (Stewartand Zaaiman, 2014).

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