This lesson introduces the four major theoretical perspectives in sociology, including structural-functional, social conflict, feminism, and symbolic interactionism the importance of theory.
Modern sociological theory descends predominately from functionalist (durkheim) and conflict-centered (marx and weber) accounts of social structure, as well as the symbolic interactionist tradition consisting of micro-scale structural and pragmatist (mead, cooley) theories of social interaction. Summarize the most important beliefs and assumptions of symbolic interactionism and exchange theory symbolic interactionism and utilitarianism (also called rational choice theory or exchange theory) (collins, 1994) we now turn to these four now that you have some understanding of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology,.
Transcript of feminist sociology and symbolic interactionism, textbook pages: 106-112 december 9th, 2014 feminist sociology & symbolic interactionism presented by: sean li, katie armstrong feminist sociology feminist sociologists study gender inequality it focuses on: introduced a theory called rationalization.
Understanding sociology helps discover and explain social patterns and see how such patterns change over time and in different settings exchange-rational choice 5 feminist theory ii research methods a the research process students should understand that symbolic interactionism’s social-psychological focus often prevents its. Interactionism comes in two theoretical forms: symbolic interaction and social exchange by far, my favorite sociological theory is symbolic interactionism symbolic interaction claims that society is composed of ever present interactions among individuals who share symbols and their meanings.
Symbolic interaction theory people create shared meaning and then interact on the basis of those meanings these social constructions help us decide how to act and are dependent upon our social positions.
Reading: theoretical perspectives on religion these views offer different lenses through which to s tudy and understand society: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory and feminist theory let’s explore how scholars applying these paradigms understand religion rational choice theory: can economic theory be applied.