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Theories in Oxford Reference Online - Links to longer explanations of the term
Emerged as a critique of the main tendencies of structural functionalism from the Dictionary of Social Sciences
Sociological and anthropological theory outlined by Emile Durkheim.
Karl Marx's socio-political ideas that spread quickly in 19th-century Europe as a response to the growth of industrial capitalism.
French philosopher and social scientist Auguste Comte (1798–1857) invented the term ‘sociology’ to describe his proposed positive science of society. From A Dictionary of the Social Sciences
A theory that is associated with the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (1908–2009)
From the Dictionary of Social Sciences
It emphasizes the significance of social roles in the formation of the self, and it favors the study of everyday interactions over large-scale social structures.
Links to Major Theorists
Use the following links to learn about some of the major contributors in Sociology.
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