Unformatted text preview: • Anthony Giddens o “Society is a cluster, or system, of institutionalized modes of conduct” (’87) o On the objectivity of sociology: “Sociology cannot be a neutral intellectual endeavor, indifferent to the practical consequences of its analysis for those whose conduct forms its object of study.” • Berger o The Promise of Sociology (’63) o Sociological perspective seeing the general in the particular and the ability to take the role of the other • C.Wright Mills o Social crisis or disruption presents the opportunity to see how social structure works gives us a deeper view and allows for social change Ex. The Great Depression (1930s) people could not help but understand the social influences on their individual lives, employment was seen as a public issue rather than a personal trouble...
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