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Unformatted text preview: A. Functionalism B. Conflict (Feminism) C. Symbolic Interactionism D. Functionalism (Macro) a. What keeps society functioning smoothly b. What does each part of society do for the whole society c. Are there unintended or “hidden” functions i. Auguste Comte (1798-1857) 1. Father of Sociology 2. Applied scientific principles and facts to the social world 3. But difficult to do 4. Basis or Functionalism ii. Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) 1. His work provides much of current functionalist thought 2. Pioneered the empirical study of society 3. Social Facts- aspects of social life that exist externally to individuals that shape us 4. Mechanical Solidarity: State of community bonding in traditional societies 5. Organic Solidarity: Occurs when people live in a society with a diverse division of labor iii. Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) 1. Broke society into parts to better understand the whole 2. Manifest functions: Factors that lead to an expected outcome 3. Latent functions: Factors that lead to an unexpected outcome d. Popular in Sociology in the 40’s and 50’s e.e....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course BUSA 1101 taught by Professor Kostov during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Southwestern.
- Spring '11