statement of how & why specific facts are related
basic image of society that guides thinking and research
a general set of assumptions about the nature of phenomena
study large factors of society—conflict theory and functionalism
study of smaller factors in society—symbolic interaction.
sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability.
any relatively stable pattern of social behavior
consequences for operation of society as a whole.
the outward goal of something
the unseen or unintended goal
one way of saying "we've got issues that need to be addressed"
sees society as an arena of inequality, which generates conflict and change. It focuses on inequality rather than solidarity. (Marx, DuBois, Addams)
looks from a micro perspective and sees society as the product of everyday interactions of indivuduals (Weber, Goffman, Mead)