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Unformatted text preview: Development of Sociological Theory 06/02/2010 Manjusha Nair Key Points: What is social theory? Long nineteenth century Historical timeline of foundational thinkers Why we still need to study them? What is social theory? Social theory is explanation for social phenomena. Example? Social theory versus philosophy o Philosophy asks abstract questions about the real world and come up with abstract answers. Example? o Social theory asks concrete questions about the real world and comes up with concrete answers. Example? Long nineteenth century Between 1789 and 1914 o What is the significance of these years? o Between 1789 and 1914 o Development of Sociological Theory 06/02/2010 Manjusha Nair o What were the political, economic and social changes during this period? Political changes: nation-states, decline in monarchy, rise of bourgeoisie Economic: agrarian to industrial system o Social: -------------------------------------- Urbanization...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 300 DoST taught by Professor Nair during the Summer '10 term at Rutgers.
- Summer '10