Week 2 Study Guide - Week 2 Study Guide What are the three...

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Week 2 Study Guide What are the three most widely used perspectives in sociology? The three most widely used perspectives in sociology are: 1. Functionalist 2. Conflict 3. Interactionist What is the functionalist perspective ? The functionalist perspective emphasizes the way in which the parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability. What is the difference between manifest and latent functions ? Manifest functions of institutions are open, stated, conscious functions. They involve the intended, recognized consequences of an aspect of society. EXAMPLE: At U of I for education Latent are unintended intentions of an organization EXAMPLE: At U of I to drink What is a dysfunction in society? Dysfunction is an element of society that is disruptive and does not contribute to its purpose. However, dysfunction contributes to instability. EXAMPLE: Crime provides purpose for jobs to economy. What is the conflict perspective ? The conflict perspective is social behavior that happens over individual and in groups in society over resources. EXAMPLE: Republican vs. Democrat- tension stems from fight over political power. What is Marx’s contribution to the conflict perspective ? -Karl Marx is known as the father of sociology. -Stressed that social class conflict is the key over economic resources What is DuBois’ contribution to the conflict perspective ? -DuBois advocated all races in society. -Wanted to study people of color in sociological context because he felt that color was marginalized in the field of study. -Tried to fight status quo and advocate for social change.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Downs during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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