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- to get out of trappings (intersection between history and biography) - address lack of quality of mind (sociological imagination) - ability to grasp the intersection of individual self and society

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Promise of Sociology C. Wright Millsto get out of trappings (intersection between history and biography)address lack of quality of mind (sociological imagination)ability to grasp the intersection of individual self and societyInvitation of Sociology Peter BergerFirst Wisdom of Sociology: things are not what they seemthere are layers of meaning to what you sayTheoretical Perspectives of Society1. Functionalism/Structural FunctionalismSociety and interrelated parts coordinateEach part must contribute or work togetherMerton (god) our society is not a living organism; it has:Structures parts in our society must fit togetherFunctions parts must contribute to the well-being of societya. Function positive functionb. Dysfunction negative functioni. Latent unintended function (Wearing of uniform may avail us of discount)ii. Manifest expressed function (Wearing of uniform to show identity)2. Conflict Theory by Karl MarxSociety is not always harmonious or working all the timeHuman history is characterized by class struggle or conflictGroups competing for scarce resources (power)There is a binary opposition e.g., Bourgeoisie vs

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