The text discusses “Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology” in Chapter 2. As a student, you sociologically view the world in a particular way. Do you see society as a system where all the various parts work together to keep the system functioning smoothly (structural functionalism), or do you see society as a place where various groups are struggling for power and influence in competition with other groups (conflict theory)? Perhaps you see the world primarily as a place that is about relationships between people and how people understand each other and understand what is expected of them in different situations (symbolic interactionism).
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