Sociological theories

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Running head: SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES 1 Sociological Theories Jennifer Wilkins CJS/ 240 July 8,2011 Tamekia Simmons
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SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES 2 Sociological Theories There are three different types of sociological theories. The three types are functionalist theory, conflict theory, and symbolic theory. We will cover and talk about the differences. First is the functionalist theory. The functionalist theory is when the people who live in the area are all part of a bigger plan. Everyone there is an equal no one has more than anyone else. When I think about functionalist I think of farm. As in like the whole community works on the farm like someone feed and mike cows and someone male food the cows eat so and so forth. August Comte and Herbert Spencer viewed society as a kind of living organism. When all the people are working together is called normal and when there not it’s abnormal. The conflict theory provides a third perspective on social life. Unlike the functionalists,
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