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Chapter 1: Introduction – Understanding Sociology

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Notes: Mead lead the movement in the states

im a funcionalist fo fast food example

 Karl marx -conflict – vineyard -macro

land owner didnt care, all ages toiling in the vineyards under harsh conditions

1.have and have nots


3.struggle for scarce resources

emile durkheim -functionalism -village

living in harmony, going to the store, they were content, previously several stores burned down. in society serve functions


3.society is like a living organism

george herbert mead – symbolic interaction -meadow -micro

there was a couplr in the meadow and everytime they go to the meadow they get closer them they evntually get married to day interactions

2. signs, symbols, and pattern

3. social meaning arises through process of social interaction