SOC100Lecture8%3a29 - Sociological Theories and Methods SOC...

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Sociological Theories and Methods SOC 100 Lecture Aug 29
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Theories Structural Functionalism Conflict Theory Symbolic Interactionism Feminist Theory
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Public-Private Partnership Millennium Park
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Structural Functionalism Human behavior is governed by social structures . Structural functionalist typically study macrostructures .
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Structural Functionalism (continued) Structural functionalists study how the parts of society fit together and how each part contributes to the stability of the whole. Social structures are based mainly on shared values . Functionalism suggests that reestablishing equilibrium can best solve most social problems.
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Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) sought to restore stability or reestablish equilibrium through the rise of social solidarity . Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) identified
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Rug during the Fall '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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SOC100Lecture8%3a29 - Sociological Theories and Methods SOC...

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