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Theoretical Paradigm on Society and Social Behavior
Sociological Perspectives and Sociological Inquiry

Motivational Springboard
Structural-Functional Paradigm
-framework for building theory that envisions society as a complex system whose parts works together to promote solidarity and stability
The Social-Conflict Paradigm
This is a framework for building theory that envisions society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change
Major Contemporary Approaches to Sociological Theory
1. Neo-positivism
a. George Lundberg (1895-1966)
b. Stuart Dodd (1990)
c. George Zipf (1902-1950)
d. William Ogbum (1886-1959)

2. Human Ecology
a. Robert Parks
b. Ernest Burgess
c. Amos Hawley
d. Walter Firey
e. Eugene Odum
Four General Theoretical Paradigms and their Proponents
Symbolic-Interaction Paradigm
-this paradigm is a theoretical framework that envisions society as the product of the everyday interactions of individuals
Comparisons of Theoretical Paradigms
The different Theoretical paradigms presented by social scientists provide a rich background in understanding a society behavior.
-purposes that societies undergo different stages in the development cycle and pass through different phases of growth and development, from simple primitive archaic society to complex modern society.
However, no particular theory's is sufficient to fully explain the diverse and complex social phenomena
3. Sociometry and Microsociology
a. Jacob Moreno (1890-1974)
b. Robert Bales (1916)

4. Symbolic-Interactionalism
a. George Herbert Mead
b. Charles Cooley
c. W. I. Thomas
d. Herbert Blumer
e. Erving Goffman

5. Functional Approach
a. Florian Znaniecki
b.Talcot Parsons
c. Robert Merton

6. Dialectical Sociology
a. George Gurvitch
b. Luigi Struzo
c. Ralf Dahrendorf
d. C. Wright Mills
e. Alvin Gouidner
f. Lewis Coser

7. Phenomenology Sociology
a. Alfred Vierkandt
b. Alfred Schutz
c. Peter Berger & Thomas Luckmann

8. Ethno Methodology
a. Harold Garfinkel

9. Sociology Knowledge
a. Karl Mannheim

10. Exchange Theory
a. George Homans
b. Peter Blau
11.Developmental Theories
a. Gunnar Myrdal
b. W.W Rostow
c. Don Santos
d. Andre Frank
e. Samir Amin
f. Immanuel Wallerstein

12. Sociology
a. Edward O. Wilson

13. Postmoderism
a. social
b. cultural
c. economic
d. political

14. Contemporary Ferminist Theory
a. Patricia M. Langerman and Jill N. Brantly
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