Sociology : A Sociological Perspective

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Sociology is the study of society and social lives and forces that influence people and shape the construction of society their lives. It also gives us an awareness of cultural difference that allows us to see the social world from many perspectives. (Sutton 2013). Sociology perspectives are overview of human behaviour and its connection to society as a whole. A sociological theory is a set of ideas explain how society or aspects of society work and there are many variations of the basic theories. There will be introduced when they become applicable to certain cases (Haralambos & Holborn 2008).There are many sociological perspectives, the three major theoretical perspectives in sociology is the structured –functionalist ,the conflict perspective ,and symbolic interactionism. The functionalist perspectives focus on cooperation between the parts of society. The conflict perspectives mainly focus on how the wealthy explore the poor and weak, while the symbolic interactions it focus on the sociological view on the micro level, and on face- to- face interaction between people (Crompton 1998).
Functionalism is a theoretical perspective, introduced first by an American sociologist Talcott Parson in early the 20th century and it became popular during the 1940;s and 1950’s. Functionalism is based on a cooperative relationship between social system and organic system, the character of a society is seen to be interrelated forming a complete system such as the family or religion,…
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