Course: SOC 100 (1902): The Individual, Culture and Society |Spring 2020 | Prof. Alapo

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      Jeidi Gonzalez

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Summarize the contributions of Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx to the field of sociology. Be sure to note any theoretical differences they may have had with one another.</span>

        <li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber developed different theoretical approaches to help us understand the way societies function.Émile Durkheim’s perspective on society stressed the necessary interconnectivity of all of its elements. To Durkheim, society was greater than the sum of its parts. He asserted that individual behavior was not the same as collective behavior and that studying collective behavior was quite different from studying an individual’s actions. For Marx, society’s constructions were predicated upon the idea of “base and superstructure.”</span>
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