Sociology Intro Notes - Introduction Definitions Conflict...

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Introduction Definitions Conflict theory: Macro level structures Focus on relations between classes Major patterns in inequality in relation to social stability and social change Feminist theory: Patriarchy important as class inequality in relation to life opportunities Structures of power and social convention result in male domination - female subordination Functionalist theory: Behaviour governed by stable social structures Social structures maintain social stability Social structures based on shared values or preferences Symbolic interactionism: Interaction in micro-level social settings Understanding subjective meanings attached social circumstances People create social circumstances; do not merely react to them Macrostructures: classes, bureaucracies, power systems Microstructures: families, friends, work associations Latent Functions: Invisible and unintended effects of social structures Manifest Functions: Visible and intended effects of social structures
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