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Graham Wallas on Dispositions, the Great Society, the Failures of Experimental Psychology, and Some Novel Connections (Part 2)

Wallas understood the Great Society as the form of social organization brought about in large part by what economists then referred to as “The Great Industry”, the technological transformation of life and its social dislocations has resulted in a “general change of social scale” “without precedent in the history of the world ( 1,434 more words

Grote Club

Pioneers of Sociology

There were five pioneers of Sociology.

  1. Auguste Comte
  2. Herbet Spencer
  3. Karl Marx
  4. Emile Durkheim
  5. Max Weber
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The birth of modern sociology

Continuing on from my previous post…

As discussed previously, there were huge changes during the enlightenment period, with the French, American and industrial revolutions afterwards. 164 more words

Society And Politics

"In Our Time: Social Darwinism"

“In Our Time” is a program on BBC Radio 4, hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In it, Bragg facilitates a discussion of experts on a topic of historical interest. 193 more words

Stopes V Sutherland

Social Theory - Structural Functionalism

The second theory mentioned in chapter two of “Sociology:  The basics” is the theory that “the social” exists as structure, function and institution.

A metaphor given for imagining this method of understanding society is the body. 182 more words

Society And Politics

Herbert Spencer

” Be it or be it not true that Man is shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin, it is unquestionably true that Government is begotten of aggression, and by aggression.”

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