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Discuss the theories of Marx Weber Spencer Durkheim and Cooley and show how they relate to the Sociological Perspective Be sure to identify each as a functional conflict or interactionist thinker as it relates to the discipline of sociology In order to obtain a fundamentally structural understanding of Sociology one must first acquire a brief look into a number of notable theorists in the field This essay will attempt to help the reader identify examine and relate the theories and perspectives of Marx Spencer Durkheim Weber and Cooley In addition this essay will identify key terms and concepts essential to the understanding of sociological perspectives and how they are used Arguably one of the most profound and influential theorists of the 19th century Karl Marx began his work as a humanist and therefore concentrated his efforts towards the struggles of humanity Through a macro-sociological viewpoint a perspective that allows an individual to examine society as a whole by means of observing broad social patterns Marx was able to identify a common thread within all societies This common thread became the foundation for his most popular theories Marx observed that through out time societies have basically been a collection of class struggles between those who own the means of producing goods and those who do not This premise can be found in a number of societies Marx then applied an economical deterministic view to the construct of societies and coined the term Social Superstructure According to Marxs theory it is the complex reciprocal relationship between a societys institutions and ideologies and the economic base of that society that make up the Social Superstructure The economic base is defined by its class structure and means of producing wealth The relationship
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