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27 Cards in this Set

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to own the means of production in industrial society
conflict perspective
a view of society tha is composed of groups with clashing interests who engage in a struggle over control of valuable social resources
functionalist perspective
a view of society that it is relatively stable system composed of interdependent and interrelated parts
the process by wihich societies are transformed from agricultural-based economic activity
latent function
the unintended and unrecognized consequences of an activity or social institution
macro level
a focus on the social intitutions and large-scale social processes that shape society as a whole
manifest function
the intended, expected, or overtly recognized consequenzes of an activity or social institution
a focus on the dynamics and meanings of face-to-face interactions between people and small groups
people who own only their labor power, which they sell to the bourgeoisie to earn a living
social dysfunction
the undesirable consequences of an institution or an activity for the social system
social facts
patterned ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling beyond the individual
social structure
the stabel, organized patterns of social relationships and social institutions that exist within a particular group or society
a large social grouping of people who occupy and interact together in the same geographic area; are organized by and subject to a common political authority and dominant cultural expectations; and whose members share a sense of identity, loyalty, and purpose
systematic study of human society and social interaction
sociological perspective
ability to see the general in the particular
symbolic-interaction perspective
view of society as the ongoing product of the everday interactions and shared meanings of people and groups
set of logically interrelated statements that attempts to to explain, describe, and occasionally predict how two or more social phenomena are related
theoretical perspective
a basic overall image of paradigm used to organize a way of understanding society
the process by which and increasing proportion of a society's population lives in cities insteas of rural areas
sociological perspective
social facts, sociological imagination, 1964a (to see and understand to social facts) divorce/migration rates
1964b-suicide study-private/solitary. Patterns-Religions/social weakness
process by which and increasingproportion of a society's population lives in cities instead of rural areas
Parsons & Merton
refined funtionalist perspective/ latent/manifest wedding-legally join a couple, is manifest-reunion is latent
conflict perspective-capitalist class(owners)(bourgeoisie)/working class(laborers) proletariat
Mead & Cooley
symbolic-interacion perspective:social influences on the development of self & the looking glass self
symbolic-interactionist; his approach to understandin social life dramaturgical analysis(actors playing out roles on the social stage)