Race & Ethnicity: Crash Course Sociology #34

Race & Ethnicity: Crash Course Sociology #34

How do you define race? If you had to describe why you think you’re a member of one race and someone else was a member of a different one, you’d probably focus on appearances – your skin, your hair, maybe even the structures of your bodies and faces. But most of the time, those physical […]

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Symbolic interactionism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Symbolic interactionism | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Symbolic interactionism takes a small scale view of society. It focuses on a small scale perspective of the interactions between individuals, like when you hang out with a friend, instead of looking at large scale structures, like education or law. By looking at the small scale, symbolic interactionism explains the individual in a society and […]

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Social theories overview (part 1) | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

Social theories overview (part 1) | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy

I know all these social theories can seem pretty daunting. But they’re actually fairly simple to keep track of if you remember the main points. The first theory of society that I’ll review is functionalism. This theory looks at how a society can exist and survive over time. Basically, functionalism states that a society is […]

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Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19

Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19

As we noted last week, an armed robber and a pacifist have something in common: They’re both social deviants. But they’re obviously also really different. It’s hard to imagine that some people resort to armed robbery for some of the same reasons that other people reject violence. That’s why there are many different theories of […]

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