SOC101206 Ashford University Theorist of Choice Sociology Paper

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The text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, describes many individuals who have contributed to our current view of sociology, including:

  • Auguste Comte
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Karl Marx
  • Max Webber
  • Harriet Martineau
  • Jane Addams
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • Erving Goffman
  • George Herbert Mead
  • Robert Merton

From the list provided, identify one theorist whose work regarding society you found most interesting. Using the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course, write a paper that describes the theory or work aligned to the chosen theorist and provide three reasons why you chose this theorist. Use scholarly resources to support your thesis.

The paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style Ashford Writing Center Essay (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which must be found in the Ashford Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

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Emile Durkheim
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Emile Durkheim

Sociology relates to the critical concerns for the development, the structure, and the
functioning of the society. It is thus essential to understand the concepts of sociology for a proper
understanding of society. Emile Durkheim is one of the pioneers of sociology theorist that tries
to provide an understanding of the structure of the society (Zinayak, 2014). Emile Durkheim
was the French humanist known for organizing the current day humanism. Durkheim’s work
focused on predictable and complex social orders. His theory was on the perceptions of social
realities, values, standards, as well as the social structures. The point of view of the society
varied from diverse theorists during the period of Emile Durkheim. Therefore, he established his
hypotheses on the items that were outside nature as opposes to the inner nature, such as the
inspirations and desires of individuals. Durkheim believes that the basis for a functional culture
includes values, aggregated cognizance, and guidelines. The society is also an interrelated part
that has to work together, and the transformation of one part of the society thus affects the
overall functions of the society.
Durkheim saw that the wrongdoings were an essential part of the society as they
facilitated the response to bring changes ...

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