A Study Of Society And The Social Lives Of Each Individual

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Q1. Sociology is the study of society and the social lives of each individual, group or society. Sociology uses patterns of social interactions, social culture and relationships to understand individual and group behaviours. The word sociology was used first by French philosopher, Auguste Comte (1798-1857). He believed that we could use the scientific method to study society in the same way as we use it to study other sciences. Around the late 18th century into the 19th century, technology had begun to revolutionise the life of Europe. Previous to this, life for most was fairly normal; you were born into a particular family, set up for a particular job, born into a particular place and so on. You would likely build your own house and live off food you’d grown mostly yourself. You were essentially tied to your family, job and hometown. However, with the introduction of industrial production, everything was sped up and changed how things used to be and it was known as the enlightenment. Before, society was controlled by strict traditions, superstitions, strongly held beliefs, and religion. For example, many people believed that the monarch could cure all diseases. However, after the enlightenment religion changed and didn 't have such a large influence as before as people began to realise it wasn 't the solution to all their problems, nurses/doctors (normal people) could cure diseases too. Farm production was more efficient, so less agricultural workers were needed. Workers
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