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SOC 1 Second Part 2 - really desired to understand how...

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really desired to understand how society worked daily lives-- ? HOW IS SOCIAL ORDER POSSIBLE? so many people- stuck together- somehow---> remained stable not went around- killing each other by and large SOCIAL THEORIES something that existed, was there could study it, made predictions... - gave us some understanding---> predict what could happen in the future - without knowing exact circumstances various theories of gravity how it worked, why it worked... ? e.g. Newton--- apple falling down - idea of planets - how large bodies moved --- not great at explaining motion of small bodies/structures theory of quantum mechanics none theory- good job- describing what was good at explaining a complicated subject--> how worked, how organized involved lots of groups of people- long period of time... SOCIETIES- better view---> theories Functionalist Conflict Symbolic Interactionism How is Social Order Possible what held society together- change over time? how changed- we would want to understand different sociological perspectives try to answer this question from different angles (each with different sets of assumptions about how the world operates) - different functions macro level- focus on social institutions and how society influences the individual Top down--> affected as individuals... micro-level ---> focus is on interactions between individuals , how characteristics reflect the perspective of individuals...
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ultimately- we run society behaviors- collectively shape(ed) society individuals--- managed society position of power---> impacted groups of people in society e.g. President, Hitler, Martin Luther King - changed path of societies---> characteristics committed- not took many people---> make difference - individuals THREE KEY SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES structural functionalism conflict interactionism Structural Functionalist Perspective macro- big dominant theoretical tradition through much of 20th century
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