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The study of human society.
point of view that sees general pattern in the lives of society in the lives of particular people.
Study of the larger world.
Approach to knowledge based on positive facts as opposed to speculation.
A statement of how and why specific facts are related.
How and why specific facts are created
Basic image of society that guides thinking and research.
Structural functional approach
Sees society as a complex system whos parts work together to promote solidarity and stability.
Any relatively stable pattern of social behavior./
Recognized and intended consequences of any social pattern.
unrecogonized and unintended consequences of any social pattern.
Sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change
A broad focus on social structures that social structures that shape society as a whole
Social interaction in specific situations
soiety as a product of the everyday interactions of individuals.
Study based on systematic observation of social behavior.
Information that we can verify with our senses.
Study focuses on discovering the meanings people attach to their social world.
Study that focuses on the need for social change.
Ways of thinking, ways of acting and material objects that form peoples way of life.
Process by which one generation passes culture to the next.
People see and inderstand the world through the cultural lens of language.
Norms that are widely observed and have great moral significance.
Norms for routine or casual interaction.