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Latent function

Unintended and unconscious

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Robert Merton

Key functionalist: latent and manifest

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Manifest function

Open stated & conscious

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Auguste Comte

Founder of Sociology
Social statics and social dynamics

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Social statics

What holds the society together?

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Social dynamics

What causes the society to change?

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Sociology

Systematic study of social behavior & human groups

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Sociological perspective

A way of regarding situations, the way you 'see' things

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Social location

The corners of life that people occupy because of where they are located in a society

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Emile Durkheim

-developed sociological perspective
-suicide passion

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Social structure

Patterned interactions of people in social relationships

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Conformity

Occurs because members of a group have been taught to value the group's ways

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C. Wright Mills

Sociological imagination

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Sociological imagination

Ability of individuals to see the relationships between events in their personal lives and events in their society

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3 factors that led to the development of sociology

-industrial revolution
-imperialism
-scientific success

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Herbert Spencer

"2nd founder of sociology"
Social Darwinism
Society operated under some fixed laws
Compared body to society

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Karl Marx

Key to human history is class conflict
Conflict perspective
Viewed struggle between social classes as inevitable

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Max Weber

How social groups affect peoples orientations to life

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Harriet Martineau

Feminist theorist

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Jane Addams

Social reform

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W.E.B DuBois

Attacked the "negro problem"

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Functionalist perspective

Sees Society as a living organism in which each part of the organism contributes to its survival

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Conflict Perspective

Sees the world and continual struggle
Emphasizes conflict, competition, change

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Symbolic interactionism

examines how people react in order to understand society as a whole

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George Herbert Mead

Founder of interactionalist perspective
Focused on human interactions w/in one to one situations

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Herbert Blumer

Coined term symbolic interactionism & outlined 3 assumptions to this perspective

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Symbols

-we learn the meaning from the way we see others react to it
-once we learn the meaning we base our behavior on them
-we use the meanings to imagine how others will respond to our behaviors