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Presentation1 (Introduction)

  1. 3. <ul><ul><li>Women tend to be chatty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military marriages more likely to end in separation or divorce </li></ul></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Study the influence that society has on people’s attitudes and behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to understand ways in which people interact and shape society </li></ul><ul><li>Examine social relationships with others scientifically </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><ul><li>Anomie : Loss of direction felt in a society when social control of individual behavior becomes ineffective </li></ul></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>Functionalist perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Interactionist perspective </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Emphasizes the way parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talcott Parsons (1902–1972) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Viewed society as vast network of connected parts, each of which helps maintain the system as a whole </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>Assumes social behavior is best understood in terms of conflict or tension between competing groups </li></ul><ul><li>The Marxist view : Conflict is part of everyday life in all societies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict theorists are more “radical” and “activist” than functionalists </li></ul></ul>
  7. 12. <ul><li>The Feminist view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View inequality in gender as central to all behavior and organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often allied with conflict theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also focuses on microlevel relationships </li></ul></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>Generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction to explain society as a whole </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humans viewed as living in a world of meaningful objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonverbal communication : Can include many gestures, facial expressions, and postures </li></ul></ul>

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