Sociological Perspectives On The Sociological Perspective

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The Sociological Perspective is a behavior that connects one with society. As written in the textbook Society the Basics, sociological perspective is also defined as “seeing the general in the particular” (Berger, 1963). A major part of being a sociologist is finding patterns in everyday life. As an ordinary person, finding patterns is almost a natural instinct. Every individual falls into a category, whether how unique they claim to be. Individuals can be categorized by race, class, sexual orientation, and many others. Due to the inequality that is very apparent in our society, the “sociological perspective helps us see opportunities and constraints” not only in our own lives, but in the lives of other’s around us (Macionis, 7). Recognizing that there are issues far worse, or much different than our own is a large part of global perspective. Global perspective is proof of how interconnected the world truly is because people are starting to recognize the world as a whole, and studying how one’s society fits into the big picture. Seeing the world in a larger context will help individuals understand how what happens in other countries will eventually affect the United States because of the increasing interconnectedness of the world. Applying the sociological perspective to an individual’s own life, it will eventually lead to expansion of understanding and awareness of what happens in not only our society, but in the world around us. One important sociologist that very much…
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