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AFR/SOC 132: Burnside (Fall 2020)

Introduction to Race in America

The Assignment

3 Sociological Perspectives

Sociological Theoretical Perspectives
 

Functionalism: A theoretical perspective based on the notion that social events can best be explained in terms of the functions they perform – that is, the contributions they make to the continuity of a society.

Conflict:  A theory which argues that deviance is deliberately chosen and often political in nature.

Symbolic Interactionism:  A theoretical approach in sociology developed by George Herbert Mead, which emphasizes the roles of symbols and language as core elements of all human interaction.

Works Cited:

Giddens, Anthony. Essentials of Sociology. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2008. Print.

Steps of the Literature Review

  1. Search for scholarly articles using my database recommendations

  2. Repeat your search in multiple databases, mixing and matching keywords

  3. Repeat your search in the book catalog - BANC - for books

  4. "Cite forward" in Science Direct and Google Scholar for further sources

  5. Organize your findings in some way: chronologically, geographically, topically/thematically, or methodologically

Conducting a Literature Review

Scholarly Articles