Soci 489 Cultural Sociology Spring 2016
Wm. Alex McIntosh 845-8525; 862-7948; [email protected] 435 Academic Bldg. Office hours: 9:3010:0 T, Th (or by appointment). Most M, W, F I will be in my Agriculture and Life Sciences Bldg. room 444.
TA: Marissa C
Soci 489 Culture, Social
Integration and Talcott Parsons
Called a Key Figure
Parsons had a great impact on sociology because he
attempted to create a grand theory that would
explain peoples behavior. He claimed it could be used
universally. It came to be
Soci 489 Marx and His Impact on
Marxs theory is called historical materialism.
What this means is that history is based on
material circumstances rather than culture.
Materialism was also based on the notion that
Soci 489 Culture as
Seen by Early
What Is Culture?
Culture is a word with a number of definitions. Some of it think of it spiritual intellectual or
aesthetic development. Others see it as the output of the arts and intellectual activities in