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Unformatted text preview: The micro-level refers to social relations that involve direct social interaction with others including families, friends, and coworkers. Symbolic Interactionist Theory explore microsociological issues. An example would be Liebow and Anderson's study of how street corner men in Washington coped with life on a day-to-day basis. The macro-level refers to the larger, more invisible, and often more remote social processes that help to shape the micro world. Macro processes include political, economic, cultural, and other institutional social forces (Appelbaum and Chambliss, 1997:6). Functionalists and Conflict Theory are the domain of macro-level studies. Karl Marx's concern with social class is an example of macro sociology...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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