Presentation on theme: "Section 1: Examining Social Life Section 2: Sociology: Then and Now"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 1: Examining Social Life Section 2: Sociology: Then and Now CHAPTER 1The Sociological Point of ViewSection 1: Examining Social LifeSection 2: Sociology: Then and Now
2 Question: What does it mean to have a sociological imagination? SECTION 1Examining Social LifeQuestion:What does it mean to have a sociological imagination?
3 SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION SECTION 1Examining Social LifeIllustrationSOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION
4 SECTION 2Sociology: Then and NowQuestion:How do the three main theoretical perspectives in sociology differ in their focus?
5 THREE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES SECTION 2Sociology: Then and NowFunctionalistssee society as a set of interrelated parts that work together to produce a stable social system; focus on functions and dysfunctionsTHREE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESConflict TheoristsInteractionistsfocus of forces in society that promote competition and change; see social change as an inevitable feature of societyfocus on how individuals interact in society and on the meanings individuals attach to their own and others’ actions
6 Chapter Wrap-Up CHAPTER 1 1. What is the main focus of sociology? 2. What does it mean to have a sociological imagination?3. What are the differences between sociology and other social sciences?4. Identify the major early sociologists.5. What are the three main theoretical perspectives in sociology, and which of the founders of sociology is connected to which perspective?