This CR requires that you demonstrate your knowledge of sociological theories. There are multiple theories, theorists, and perspectives that are important in the field of sociology. Three of the most important sociological theories are (1) Structural Functionalism, (2) Conflict Theory, and (3) Symbolic Interactionism.
In this CR, choose two from these three that appeal to your interests and consider the following questions:
· What is the importance of theories and theorizing in the field of sociology?
· What are the origins and the guiding principles of your chosen perspectives?
· What are some examples of how this theory has been used to explain a facet of society?
· How are these two perspectives similar? How are they different?
· Why did you choose these two?
Put these two theories in conversation with Wrill Mills (1959) and hooks (1991) work. What would they say about these perspectives and why? Specifically, how do these theories map against C. Wright Mill’s concept of embodying a sociological imagination and hooks’ work on theory as a liberatory practice? You should also feel free to use the articles you have read to inform your thinking. Be sure to cite appropriately.
Format: Single Spaced, APA format (in-text citations) Length: No more than 3 pages
1. At this point, you should know which two theories you will be writing about. Make sure that you follow the directions carefully and describe the origins of the theory, as well as some of the key concepts. To do this well, you need to write at least one well throughout paragraph about each of the theories. You will then need to compare them and apply them to explain some facet of society. Directions for the assignment can be found on Week 2 of our Moodle page.
2. Make sure you engage the scholarship of C. Wright Mill’s “The Promise” (1959), and hooks (1991) in your writing.
3. Remember, you are NOT STARTING FROM SCRATCH. You have done a lot of writing and thinking!
· Use what you wrote in TQE1 (The Promise), TQE2 (The Theory you described), and this week’s TQE to get you started. The article you posted will also help you think about the theory you choose.
· Your textbook has a lot of information!