unit 7

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Sociology is the study of society and the different social structures within it. Sociology examines the role of the individual within society; it is viewed as the scientific study of society
P1: An introduction to sociological perspectives.
Functionalism: According to the functionalist perspective of sociology, each aspect of society is interdependent and contributes to society's stability and functioning as a whole. For example, the government provides education for the children of the family, which in turn pays taxes on which the state depends to keep itself running. The family is dependent upon the school to help children grow up to have good jobs so that they can raise and support their own families.
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For example, white European have more power than black African women, i.e. higher class women are more stable in their jobs than the working class, they ignore the women’s ability to change things for themselves.
Interactionism: Interactionism theory unlike other theories this theory starts with individuals and how captions can change society.interactionist is a social action theory. The founders for this are James Parker and Murdoch. Interactionists do not seek to produce generlised theories about the role of society and the institutions within it e.g. they would be more concerned about understanding how the interaction between teenagers may lead to rioting, rather than what role the riot plays in society. Another example could be education, where they would be more concerned about the interaction between pupils and teachers rather than the role of education in society.
In sociology is a theoretical perspective in which society is thought to be a product of the everyday social interactions among millions of people. Instead of looking at social systems at a larger-scale, such as the entire population of a country or third world countries, interactionism focuses on smaller-scale social interactions, such as the interactions between individuals or small social groups. George Herbert Mead, Max Weber, and Herbert Blumer have all made several contributions to the interactionism theory.
Interactionism in sociology focuses on the way that

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