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James Henslin stocks the thrill of sociology in "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach". along with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" process and private writing sort, the writer highlights the sociology of lifestyle and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, own mirrored image, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological mind's eye to allow them to higher understand how the items of society healthy jointly. as well as this trademark down-to-earth technique, different detailed beneficial properties comprise: comparative views, the globalization of capitalism, and visible shows of sociology.

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3 shows, one attempt to go beyond basic sociology is applied sociology, using sociology to solve problems. Applied sociology goes back to the roots of sociology: As you have seen, sociologists founded the NAACP. Today’s applied sociologists lack the broad vision that the early sociologists had of reforming society, but their application of sociology is wide-ranging. Some work for business firms to solve problems in the workplace, while others investigate social problems such as pornography, rape, pollution, or the spread of AIDS.

Positivism the application of the scientific approach to the social world Auguste Comte (1798– 1857), who is credited as the founder of sociology, began to analyze the bases of the social order. Although he stressed that the scientific method should be applied to the study of society, he did not apply it himself. The Sociological Perspective Origins of Sociology Tradition versus Science So when did sociology begin? Even ancient peoples tried to figure out how social life works. They, too, asked questions about why war exists, why some people become more powerful than others, and why some are rich but others are poor.

They grew their own food and made their own clothing, buying only sugar, coffee, and a few other items that they couldn’t produce. Beyond the borders of their communities lay a world they perceived only dimly. And how slow communications used to be! In December 1814, the United States and Great Britain signed a peace treaty to end the War of 1812. Yet two weeks later, their armies fought a major battle at New Orleans. Neither the American nor the British forces there had heard that the war was over (Volti 1995).

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