The Sociological Perspective Of Sociology

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The Sociological Perspective Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. Human behavior and each respective society that is studied can be evaluated and governed by the scientific method to produce reliable results. The inquiries into these subjects are derived by the inspirations of sociological perspectives. Each stratifying field of Sociology finds an anchor in the relationships between these pieces in the human context in which they are found. Navigating the water in how these perspectives differ is necessary to gain a sociological perspective. Marx’s conflict theory is a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources. It also evokes the competition between the proletariat, and the bourgeois that holds the resources. In a similar macro-sociological view, functionalism is a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of various parts, each with a function that, when fulfilled, contributes to society’s equilibrium; also known as functional analysis and structural functionalism. Sociology also has a more intimate perspective of symbolic interactionism were a theoretical perspective views society as composed of symbols that people use to establish meaning, develop their views of the world, and communicate with one another. With these tools of perspective we can compare and contrast themes from seven diverse videos that allow us to see the mechanics how the pieces relate…
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