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Chapter 1 The Study of Society
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Chapter Outline What Is Sociology? The Emergence of Sociology Current Perspectives in Sociology The Science of Society Strategies for Gathering Data Sociologists: What Do They Do?
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Sociology The study of human social interaction. Concepts of role and social structure allow sociologists to analyze human drama. Sociological imagination is the ability to see personal experience in the context of social-structural forces
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The Founders of Sociology August Comte - studied social order (statics) and social change (dynamics). Harriet Martineau - employed sociological insight to advocate women’s rights and oppose slavery.
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The Founders of Sociology Herbert Spencer - saw the parts of a complex social order as functioning like organs in the human body. Karl Marx - developed the concepts and cornerstones of conflict theory.
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The Dialect George Hegel suggested that for every idea a counter idea develops to challenge it.
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