Sociology chapter 1

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  1. Sociological Perspective
    Understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context.
  2. Society
    People who share a culture and a territory
  3. Social location
    The group memberships that people have because of their location in history and society
  4. C Wright Mills famous for...
    • The Quote: "Sociological perspective enables us to grasp the connection between history and biography"
    • History meaning - each society located in a broad stream of events.
    • Biography meaning - Our experiences.
  5. Class Conflict
    Marx's term for the struggle between capitalists and workers
  6. Scientific Method
    The use of objective systematic observations to test theories
  7. Positivism
    The application of the scientific approach to the social world
  8. Sociology
    The scientific study of society and human behavior
  9. Burgeoisie
    Marx's term for capitalists, those who own the means of production.
  10. Who Created positivism?
    Auguste Comte
  11. Who coined the term "Sociology" and is considered the founder of the discipline?
    Auguste Comte
  12. Auguste Comte stressed that the _________ should be used but never ________ it.
    • scientific method
    • applied
  13. Who is considered the 2nd founder of sociology?
    Herbert Spencer
  14. Herbert Spencer believed that sociology should not _______ social reform.
  15. Who believed that sociology should not guide social reform?
    Herbert Spencer
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