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Unformatted text preview: no notion of a higher being. Society members controlled certain situations. Origins of Sociology-Adam Smith Fathers of Sociology-Auguste Comte The Evolution of Sociology in American Society 1. 1893: The Chicago School 2. 1905: ASA(American Sociology Association) 3. 1920s: Symbolic Interactionism How individuals interacted and behaved. 4. 1940-1960: A New Direction Positivism- using statistics and numbers. Sociology was valued neutral; meaning keeping feelings out of research(free) 5. 1960s: Return to Activism- not using statistics 6. 1970: current: the state of sociology today, value free research, many theories, many schools Social Change-Industrialization: work went out of the houses and into factories, fields, and offices. The power also shifted to employers. Theory: how and why things are related. Theoretical Paradigm: image of society has an effect on research. Sociological Theories:-Three main types 1....
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- Fall '07