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Decent Essays
February 4, 2014
Sociology 1000
Chapter 1- In Text Questions

1.How do the perspectives of people from different cultures differ on social issues such as suicide? How does the psychological perspective view suicide? What is unique about the sociologist 's perspective? On a social issue such as suicide, cultures differ because many people feel this is a personal problem whereas others feel that this can be a public issue. If a person commits suicide, it may have been as a result of his or her personal problems. In a larger society, this suicide is a public issue because the person who committed suicide is not the only one that may be affected. Sociologist Emile Durkheim perspective of suicide was that the issue was related to
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Marx stressed that history is a continuous clash between conflicting ideas and forces. He believed that conflict is necessary in order to produce social change and a better society. Ax Weber said that sociology should be value free and people should become more aware of how others see the world. Marx and Max Weber shared the similarities that exist was that they both felt like sociology should be studied but in different ways. They both studied on social change in society and agreed on the idea of the economy causing class conflict.

7.What role did Auguste Comte play in the development of sociology? Why did Harriet Martineau receive little recognition in the field of sociology for many years? Auguste Comte played a role in the development of society. He is considered the founder of sociology by his theory that societies contain social statics and social dynamics. He unlocked secrets of society. He was praised for his advocacy of sociology and insights. Harriet Martineau received little recognition in the field of sociology for many years due to the fact that she was a woman in a make-dominated discipline and society.

8.What is class conflict? Describe aspects of class conflict that exist in the United States today. Class conflict is the struggle between the capitalist class and the working class. Some aspects of class conflict that still exist today is deaths from poverty, starvation, illness, or unsafe working conditions.
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