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Sociology is a field which developed over a millennia ago but it was not until the nineteenth century that it came into the fore as a bona fide social science in need of its own classification apart from other social sciences Sociology the study of the process of companionshippg396 AmbercrombieHillTurner is a discipline which is not exclusively independent in and of its self yet borrows from many other disciplines such as history geography and anthropology American sociology is fundamentally analytical and empirical it proposes to examine the way of life of individuals in the societies prefers to explain institutions and structures in terms of the behavior of individuals and the goals mental states and motives which determine the behavior of members of various social groups pg5Aron A specialization within Sociology is social stratification This segment of sociology attempts to deal with the structures of any given society and ones relationship with the institution Social stratification means that inequality has been hardened or institutionalized and there is a system of social relationships that determines who gets what and why pg11 Kerbo Through various paradigms and theories we are able to come to a better understanding of social stratification The paradigm that is most rational to my understanding of social stratification is the critical-conflict In this paradigm the state embodies the interests of the common citizen and mediates between primitive human desires and the rational need for freedom and well being Conflict theorists view that definitions of norms and values are also a source of conflict over who has the right to create laws and justice As a consequence not only behavior but also power relationships become important topics to study Unlike the structural-functionalist view of society which views harmony as the basis of order conflict theorists see conflict as the natural state of social existence Despite their critical examination of power relations conflict theorists tend to accept the fundamental existing social arrangements and
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