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Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology with Snizek at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Snizek
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2009
Keywords:
  • Artificiality
  • Existing Sources
  • Formalization
  • Misdemeanors
  • Subcultures
  • Field Studies
  • Counterculture
  • Functionalists
  • Convenience
  • Observation
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1/27/09 Approaches to sociology: structure v. perception Structural Approach . Natural science approach is most prevalent among structural functionalists: . originated in Europe . elaborates on the functions . they examine the current norms in society and talk about what functions they concern . they also study macro issues, focus on answering the question.. why? (not how) . very conservative paradigm, it never questions the existence of things in society; they take that as a given . believes that society is held together by consensus Critical/Power Approach . is a subset of the conflict or power approach . Power approach is extremely different than structural ? They did however originate in Europe and they study macro functions too, and look at why . Believe that society is held together by coercion/manipulation/fraud . Karl Marx, Dubious, Martineau, Weber, Addams Humanistic Approach . Originated in the US by George H. Meade . Based on perception of the individual, the individual...

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