13 terms

2nd Half of Sociology Quiz

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