The Rules of Sociological Method Emile Durkheim begins his examination of sociology, and of the sociologic method, by recognizing that sociology is a science based on social phenomena. More specifically, it appears he sought to establish from the first that while both biology and psychology may examine a human being’s place in the natural world, […]
Hello. My name is Katrina Rivers-Williams, and I am a first year graduate student in Sociology. I lean toward conflict theory–with a hybrid mix of functionalist optimism (though functionalism does not always mean that ‘things work out’)….I am from Massachusetts, am a veteran, and have a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior (’04, Mount Holyoke College), […]
Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Weber explores the roles of specific religions on not only the work ethic of human beings, but also of their views on the capitalist ideal–the aggregation of wealth. Weber’s examination is two-fold: he dissects the relationship […]
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