Thinking like a sociologist means that you
All of these are correct
Apply analytical tools to things youve always done without a lot of conscious thought.
Make the familiar strange.
Reconsider your own assumptions about society
After reading Chapter 1, students should be able to
Define the sociological imagination.
Construct informed arguments about why they should or should not drop out of college.
Identify the key founders of sociology and their
Characterized by empirical research, applied perspective, and was best embodied by what came to be
referred to as the Chicago School, named for many of its proponents affiliation with the University of
Chicago School premise:
Modern Sociological Theories
American sociology was largely characterized by the concept of functionalism for much of the 20th
century. Functionalism derived its name from the notion that the best way to analyze society was to
identify the roles that diff
Classical Sociological Theory
Credited as the founding fathers of the sociological discipline:
1st: Karl Marx
him the 4th
2nd: Max Weber
3rd: Emile Durkheim 4th:*Georg Simmel-some considered
Even though Comte and Martineau proceeded them
Karl Marx (1818-1
Divisions within Sociology
Major division perceived to exist between those who deal in numbers (statistical or quantitative
researchers) and those who deal in words (qualitative sociologists)
Between theorists and empiricists- false dichotomies
Article for social forces
By: Marilyn Geewax
Century ago her grandfather moved from Poland to Youngstown, Ohio to work in a steel m
Sociology and Its Cousins
All of sociology boils down to comparisons across cases of some form or another.
Overlaps with other fields
History is concerned with the idiographic (from Greek idio, unique, and graphic, depicting), meaning