Sociological Perspectives

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For this assignment you will need to compare the three main Sociological Perspectives (Structural Functionalist, Social Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interactionist) as well as one the main theorists (Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Karl Marx, and Talcott Parsons).

The first portion of your essay should focus on one of the theorists listed above. You may choose another theorist if you like as long as a majority of their work was/is in Sociology.

The second portion of the essay should focus on the comparison of the three theories listed above.

1 page of text minimum per portion (meaning 1 page for theorist and 1 page for the theory), no maximum. The only information I need is your name in the top left corner. One full page of text is approximately 650-700 words. Your total submission should be at least 1300 words. Please make sure to submit as 1 essay with both portions included.

References and citations required for outside information.

1 Page per topic - 1 page for the theory portion and 1 page of the theorist portion. 2 pages minimum with a combined 1300 word minimum requirement. You can upload both as a single document rather than two separate items.

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School: New York University



Sociological Perspectives

Karl max is considered one of the founding thinkers of the theory of sociology until his
death at a young age of 56. Although he had a short life, his influence has been long and still
thrive in the modern world. All through his lifetime, max weber has penned and contributed to
multiple essays and books, and some of his contributions are considered along with the other
known theorists including Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and W.E.B Dubois among other
renowned founders of sociology. In his writings, max weber viewed both the structural along
with the action approaches as essential to the development of the entire knowledge and
understanding of the community together with the social change. For instance, in one of his most
significant work, ‘’Economy and Society,’’ which was initially published in the 1920s, he
asserted that ‘’Sociology is a science which relates itself with the interpretive insight and
understanding of the social action. It also explains the traditional discussion of its course together
with the consequences it possess.
One can categorize Weber’s comprehensive sociology contributions into three primary
things. First and foremost, we can reduce his sociological contributions into his argument that the
empathetic knowledge and understanding is critical in the understanding of the human activities
and actions of social change; and this point was majorly emphasized in his classical study
dubbed, ‘’The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism’’. Secondly, it was also his belief that
one could always make generalities concerning the basic kinds of motivation for the human
courses of action which has four key ...

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