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Sociolgy
systematic study of social behaviour and human groups.
sociological imagination
an awarness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society.
verstehen
understanding or insight
functionalist perspcetive
parts of society are structured to maintain stability
manifest & latent functions
manifest=open, stated and concious
latent= unconcious and unitended
dysfunction
an element or process of society that may disrupt a social system or lead to a decrease in stabilty
conflict perspective
tension between competing groups
feminist perspective
gender socially organizes our public and private life
intersactionist perspective
generalises about fundamental and everyday social interaction
dramaturgical approach
people are examined as if they were performers...popularized by Erving Goffman
All sociolgical studies are united by their focus on of human behaviour
patterns
While the findings of sociologists may at times seem like common sense they have been by researchers
tested
noted that while suicide is a soltary act it is related to group life
Durkeheim
In Society In AMerica originally published in 1837 English scholar examined religon, politics, child rearing and immigration in the young nation.
Martineau
adapted Darwin's survival throury and applied it to social life,
Spencer