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Chapter One - Principles of Sociology Chapter One...

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Principles of Sociology Chapter One Sociological perspective o Seeing the general in the particular. Seeing general behaviors in particular people. Society shapes what we think and do. We live in an individualistic society, but often base decisions off of cultural ideas. -Personal decisions marriage, child bearing, suicide o Emile Durkheim Found that people with more freedom also had less social ties and are more likely to commit suicide. People at the margins of social life-women, gays, disabled, old, or those in social crises. Outsiders see the effects of society first hand. Theoretical approaches to society o Theory- a statement of how and why specific facts are related. Structural- functional approach Structural functionalism concentrates on the positive and negative functions of social structures. Societal functionalism is a particular type of structural functionalism that aims to explain the role of social structures and institutions in society, the relationship
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course SOCI 2013 taught by Professor Holyfield during the Spring '06 term at Arkansas.

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