Theoretical Frameworks Of Sociology And Sociology Essay

780 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
What does Sociology have to do with me? Why do people think or act differently than you? Why are some people rich while others are poor? Why do some commit crimes, break laws and others do not? These are all some of the questions students need an answer to, which led them to enroll to this course. “Sociology is the scientific study of individuals in groups, organizations, cultures and societies; and of the interrelationships of individuals, group, organizations, cultures and societies.” (Kennedy, 2011, p. 1). What makes someone a sociologist? It isn’t what they study that makes them a sociologist, but how they think about it and how they study it. In this essay, I will be discussing theoretical frameworks of sociology. What is the sociological perspective, how sociology differs from other disciplines such as history, anthropology or psychology, and how are sociological paradigms are used as ‘tools of the sociologist’ in their analyses of human societies. Firstly, what is sociological perspective? The sociological perspective is a perspective on human behaviour and looks for a connection between the behaviour of the individual people and the structures of the society in which they live in. Typically, we tend to see things as it is. We think that it is just “there” the way air is. We don 't think about how it affects us and our behaviour. But the sociological perspective is where we do not do this. Rather, we look at our society and ask how that society affect us? The…

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