sociology chap 1 paradigms

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Dana Hopkins Sociology Notes Chapter 1 Paradigms The Structural-Functional Paradigm Framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability Social structure – any relatively stable pattern of social behavior Gives our lives shape Families Workplace Classroom Social functions – consequences for the operation of society as a whole Handshakes to religious rituals function to keep society going Three structural-functional pioneers Auguste Comte – social integration in time of change Emile Durkheim Herbert Spencer – compared society to human body Organizes sociological observations by identifying various structures of society and investigating functions Talcott Parsons – carried the ideas of Comte, Spencer, Durkheim treated society as a system Identify basic tasks that any and all societies must perform and how to accomplish these tasks Robert K. Merton – people rarely perceive all the functions of social
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