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A systematic study of human behavior with emphasis on groups.
Founder of sociology. Coined the term “sociology”
Why does society stay the same (stagnant)
Why does society change so rapidly
1st to translate Comtes work from French to English. Observed treatment of woman and children
Born a slave at the end of the Civil War. Talks about lynching in the South
2nd founder of sociology
survival of the fittest. Poor are destined to be used; use them
Looks at class struggle; lived through the Industrial Revolution & wrote about working class. Co-author of Communist Manifesto (1848). Alienation of labor: how workers felt about their jobs
1st black man to receive PhD. Study Philadelphia Negro; study African Americans. “Talented 10th”: Concept 10% of Africans Americans could
French sociologist;teacher. Study on “suicide."
Degree to which you have social ties to other people; more social integration (more people you are connected) lower rate of suicide
State of confusion. Tired, life full of problems
Situation where you can't make your own decisions
Socially tired with an individual & you can't be without
Doing the exact kind of suicide
Says religion causes society to change
Concept of insight or understanding.
Wrote "patterns of culture." Socal psychology
Interested in "gender." Whether you're born that way or it is learned
Allows us to see the world in another perspective
Theoritical Perspectives. Deals with 3 great theories