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Unformatted text preview: society. Globalization- the development of social and economic relationships stretching worldwide. In current times, we are all influenced by organizations and social networks located thousands of miles away. A key part of the study of globalization is the emergence of a world system-for some purposes, we need to regard the world as forming a single social order. Sociology is about our own lives and our own behavior, and studying ourselves is the most complex and different endeavor we can undertake. To respond to sociological questions, we have to develop theoretical thinking. A theory involves constructing abstract interpretations that can be used to explain variety of situations. It is an attempt to identify general properties that explain regularly observed events. Theories tend to be linked to broader theoretical approaches; they are also strongly influenced by the research results they help generate....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 201 taught by Professor Perrino during the Spring '08 term at VCCS.
- Spring '08