Eminent Sociologists and their different views of social life: St Simon: Positivism;Herbert Spencer:- Functionalism, Organic analogy; Talcott. Parsons: System analysis; Robert K. Merton: Codification of Functional analysis;- Max Weber:Social action and Rationality,- Types of social groups; Emile Durkheim: Forms of Solidarity and Division of Labour; Political- Sociology: Power and Authority, Consensus and Conflict, State and Stateless societies: Nuer and Zulu-political systems of Africa,- Elites and Masses; Economic Sociology: Division of Labour, Occupational specialization ,Property.
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