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intro to sociology

sociology 1 st year nursing

definition of sociology is the study of human life, groups,and societies
Functionalist theories Stability, consensus among members,commitment to common goals,harmony,working together
Functionalist Theoriests Herbert Spencer- used biological organism as an analogy to explain social stability
Talcot Parsons society consists of social units interdepenent of each other
Emile Durkheim Social order in: simple society and complex society
Conflict Theory conflicting interests among different groups, competition for scarce resources, instability and struggle
Conflict Theorists Karl Marx- Class interests- one class in society exploits other class. Therefore the capitalists exploit the working class
George Simmel a complex society can tolerate more conflict than smaller society
Symbolic-Interactinist Theory Looking at how people interact with one another in a smaller group setting by the use of symbol (language)
Interactionist Theorists George Herbert Mead- focused on interaction within one to one situation and also in small groups
Max Weber knowing the meaning people attach to their actions
Created by: carolyn3057