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Scient that studdies human society and social behavior- social interaction- how people relate to each other and influence each other.
Social context in which people live and how that context influences a person's life. Understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context.
Founder father of Sociology.
- -Social Static
- -Social Dynamic
Things in society that do NOT change overtime.
Things that DO change overtime.
Ex: Civil rights, technology
The first feminist sociologist.
Said women were oppressed because they had no economic power.
Coined the term "survival of the fittest"
Conflict between the have and have nots.
Proletariat "have nots"
Own the means of production. "haves"
Own their own labor. "have nots"
Society exists because of consensus (agreement) to follow the rules to keep society stable.
Social pressure for conformity, family tradition
(Rural/ agricultural areas)
Everyone is dependent on everyone else and everyone works together.
Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes. (empathy)
First Social Worker
Founded Hull House in Chicago
W.E.B Du BOIS
Top leaders in business, politics, and the military are a threat to freedom. -Should be weary of them taking away our civil rights.
C. Wright Mills
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Society is a set of interrelated parts that work together to produce a stable social system.
Study a division of work in family- functions served by education.
Herbert Spencer/ Emile Durkheim
Conflict in society arises over competition for scarce resources and social change is an inevitable feature of society.
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Individuals attach meaning to their own actions and to the actions of others through the use of symbols.
Studies how people interact with one another in society.
Study child development, relationships within groups, and mate selection.