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Major Sociological Paradigms: Crash Course Sociology #2

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Major Sociological Paradigms: Crash Course Sociology #2

This week we introduce sociology’s three major theoretical paradigms, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each paradigm.

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What Is Sociology?: Crash Course Sociology #1

Today we kick off Crash Course Sociology by explaining what exactly sociology is. We’ll introduce the sociological perspective and discuss how sociology differentiates itself from the other social sciences. We’ll also explore what sociology can do, and how a concern with social problems was at the center of sociology's beginnings.

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1. Three Founding Sociological Theories

A brief introduction to the three most classic sociological theories: Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism.
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Functionalism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Functionalism is a theory of society that focuses on the structures that create the society and on how the society is able to remain stable. By Sydney Brown. . Created by Sydney Brown.

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3 main theoretical perspectives in Sociology

a short intro to the sociological theoretical perspectives: conflict, functionalist, and symbolic interactionist.

I think I'm doing an awesome job of concisely illustrating the theoretical perspectives, but some people HATE this video - I guess they hate sociology.

Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

What puts the “science” in social science? Today we’ll explore positivist sociology and how sociologists use empirical evidence to explore questions about the social world. We’ll also introduce two alternatives: interpretative sociology and critical sociology.

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Sociological Paradigms

Sociological Theory and Levels of Analysis

Companion lecture for Openstax Introduction to Sociology Edition 2, Chapter 1: Sociological Theory. Discussion includes Macro-Micro perspectives, and Functional, Conflict, Interaction and Feminist Theories.

Theoretical Perspectives: Structural Functionalism

This video goes over structural functionalism. It talks about how structural functionalism views society, what manifest/latent functions are, and how social facts/ institutions affect us. In order to make sure you remember all of the important information in the video consider purchasing my guided notes that go with the video. The notes help you focus on the important information and support the channel, so I can keep making more free content for you! Click the link below to buy the guided notes! They are only $1.50!

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Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19

Last week we introduced deviance as a concept, but today we’re going return to our major paradigms in sociology and how each approaches deviance. We’ll explore how structural functionalism sees deviance fulfilling a function in society; how deviance is constructed, according to symbolic interactionism; and finally, how conflict theory views deviance as tied to power and inequality.

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Sociology Lesson 2- Sociological Perspectives

Symbolic interactionism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

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Symbolic Interactionism

This video goes over symbolic interactionism. This video looks at how we as a society change our reality based on our own experiences. In order to make sure you remember all of the important information in the video consider purchasing my guided notes that go with the video. The notes help you focus on the important information and support the channel, so I can keep making more free content for you! Click the link below to buy the guided notes! They are only $1.50!

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Positivism | Sociology | Chegg Tutors

In sociology, positivism is the view that social phenomena (such as human social behavior and how societies are structured) ought to be studied using only the methods of the natural sciences. So, positivism is a view about the appropriate methodology of social science, emphasizing empirical observation. It is also associated with empiricism (the view that knowledge is primarily based on experience via the five senses), and it is opposed to metaphysics — roughly, the philosophical study of what is real — on the grounds that metaphysical claims cannot be verified by sense experience. Positivism was developed in the 19th century by Auguste Comte, who coined the term sociology. Many contemporary thinkers criticize positivism, claiming for example that not all data is empirically observable.

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Why is there Social Stratification?: Crash Course Sociology #22

As we get into our unit on stratification, we inevitably return to our old friends, the three sociological paradigms. How to structural functionalism, social conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism each think about stratification? How does ideology and help stratification reproduce itself? What did Marx and Weber have to say about all of this? And at the micro level, how does stratification work in everyday life?

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Functionalism | Sociology | Chegg Tutors

Functionalism (or structural functionalism) is the perspective in sociology according to which society consists of different but related parts, each of which serves a particular purpose. According to functionalism, sociologists can explain social structures and social behavior in terms of the components of a society and their functions. Auguste Comte helped develop functionalism in the 19th century, and functionalist Emile Durkheim later compared society to the human body. Just as the body consists of different, interrelated organs that enable it to survive, society consists of different components that enable it to survive and which depend on each other. For example, judicial systems help maintain order, and schools teach children. Problems in a single part of society can disrupt the whole.

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Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

Today we’ll continue to explore sociology’s founding theorists with a look at Karl Marx and his idea of historical materialism. We’ll discuss modes of production, their development, and how they fit into Marx’s overall theory of historical development, along with class struggle and revolution. We’ll also discuss how Marx’s ideas gave rise to Gramsci’s idea of hegemony, and to conflict theories more generally.

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Symbolic Interactionism

Symbolic interactionism looks at how every individual will give everything in their society a different meaning depending on their past experiences and expectations.

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Theoretical Perspectives: Structural Functionalism

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Why sociological theory?

Explains why it's important to think about theory in sociology.

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