New PDF release: The Basics of Sociology (Basics of the Social Sciences)

By Kathy S. Stolley

ISBN-10: 0313323879

ISBN-13: 9780313323874

"The fundamentals of Sociology" presents an creation to the middle innovations in sociology. Accessibly written chapters illustrate the heritage and perform of sociological paintings. contemporary components of social technology inquiry, e.g., globalization and the web also are coated. There are profiles of greater than 70 extraordinary sociologists. additionally, there's info on education and dealing as a sociologist.

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It began to unseat functionalism as the dominant sociological paradigm with challenges C. Wright Mills (profiled in chapter 1) and others made to Parsons’s theory in the late 1950s, and grew in popularity during the social turmoil of the 1960s. The social-conflict perspective is sometimes combined with elements of micro-level theories to offer a more robust view of social life. Symbolic Interactionism Symbolic interactionism is the prevailing micro-theoretical framework in sociological theory. As a micro-level perspective, symbolic interactionism focuses on patterns of individual interactions.

1, sociologist James M. Henslin (2001c: 11–12) contrasts sociology with the other social sciences. Many concepts that originated in sociology have been adopted by other disciplines. Sociologists have, likewise, adopted concepts from other disciplines. For example, Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), one of the earliest sociologists, profiled in chapter 2, used the concept of structure that is now used in anthropology and political science (Dogan 2000). Sociologists also work with specialists in other disciplines.

Collins holds a doctorate from Brandeis University. Her work on the intersections of race, social class, and gender has expanded sociological and feminist analysis to show how these systems have complex and interlocking effects. To Collins, oppression is experienced and resisted at three levels: personal biography, group or community (within the cultural context created by race, class, and gender), and social institutions (2000). Her work demonstrates how acknowledging the experiences of all people gives a fuller picture of society and ways all groups can work together for mutual benefit (Andersen and Collins 2003).

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