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The loss of direction felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective.
Anomie
A sociological approach that assumes that social behavior is best understood in terms of confilct or tension between competing groups.
Conflict perspective
A view of social interaction that examines people as if they were theatrical performers.
Dramaturgical approach
An element or process of society that may disrupt a social system or lead to decrease in stability.
Dysfunction
A socialogical approach that views inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization.
Feminist perspective
A sociological approach that emphasizes the way that parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability.
Funcionalist perspective
A construct or model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can be evaluated.
Ideal type
An approach that generalizes about fundamental or everyday forms of social interaction.
Interactionist perspective.
Unconscious or unintended functions; hidden purposes.
Latent functions
Sociological investigation that concentrates on large scale phenomena or entire civilizations.
Macrosociology
Sociological investigation that concentrates on large scale phenomena or entire civilizations.
Macrosociology
Open, stated , and conscious functions.
Manifest functions
Sociological investigation that stresses study of small groups and often uses lab experimamental studies.
Microsociology