1.22M - to one of these three Origins of Social Theory – Industrial Revolution in England(1757 1857 Monarchy to Parliamentary Control –

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January 22, 2007 Social Theory – observation among society that explains social interactions between groups- assumptions – generalizations – explanations of things as they are Ex: conflict theory – all societies are divided into conflicting groups Symbolic interactionism – how humans act socially Distinct from philosophy – uses scientific methods Philosophy – more abstract – human thought Existentialism- world has impact on humans – humans should create meanings in the world – world is absurd Abstract questions : what is life? What is truth? What is evil? Sociologists think with concrete questions Ex: Why existentialism emerged? Disillusionment of the state How arrive at conclusion? Observe people, history, and society Classical Social Theory Marx, Durkheim, and Weber: pioneers of Social Theory – all modern theories refer back
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Unformatted text preview: to one of these three Origins of Social Theory – Industrial Revolution in England (1757- 1857) Monarchy to Parliamentary Control – “bloodless revolution” “long 19 th century” (1789-1914) French Revolution: social and political revolution between social classes –from Monarchy (feudal/agrarian society) to Bourgeoisie: capitalist class/working class (capitalist society) French Revolution until WWI Results of Industrial Revolution: movement to cities, factories & mechanization, mass production & technological advances, exploitation, impersonalization, shift from religion to rationality, emergence of nuclear families Modernity – what happened after the Industrial Revolution- time and societies progress. Marx (1818-1883) Durkheim (1857-1917) Weber (1864-1920)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 313 taught by Professor Shruti during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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