The founding fathers of sociology all happen to be dead white European men because each one of them sought to explain the changes that took place around them
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The founding fathers of sociology all happen to be dead white European men because each one of them sought to explain the changes that took place around them at different times and stages during the time that they were alive, even though some of them died before their views were realized. This change is known as the social change which was brought about by the revolutions in their respective times. They all sought to explain and define social life in humans and the society. The revolution first started in Europe. Just like science, sociology emerged as part of an important intellectual process in life. The origin of sociology was brought about by the sweeping change which was ushered in by the two great revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Europe. This event irreversibly changed the way of life humans had maintained for thousands of years. The French revolution of 1789 marked the start of a powerful and dynamic force which has since spread across the globe and has made a staple on the modern world. ...read more.
He was keenly aware of the state of the society that he lived. He was concerned with the inequalities being produced by industrialization and the threat they posed to social cohesion. In his view, the long term solution was the production of moral consensus that would help to regulate or hold the society together. His visions for the society were never realized, his contribution to systemizing and unifying the science of society. Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) He was another French writer whose writing has had a more lasting impact on modern sociology than those of Comte. For him his main intellectual concern of sociology is the study of social facts. He stated that the aspects of social life shape our actions as individuals, such as the state of the economy or the influence of religion. However, he conceded that social facts are difficult to study because they are invisible and intangible and they can not be observed directly. He instead states that they must be revealed indirectly which is by analyzing their effects or by considering attempts that have been made at their expression, such as laws, religious texts or written rules of conduct. ...read more.
He believed that in the society of the future production would be more advanced and efficient than production under capitalism. Max Weber (1864-1920) He simply can not be labeled a sociologist as his interest and concerns ranged across many areas. He was born in Germany were he spent most of his academic career. He was most concerned with the development of modern capitalism and the ways in which modern society was different from earlier forms of social organization. In common with thinkers of his time, he sought to understand the nature and causes of social change; he was influenced by Marx but was also critical of some of his views. He saw class conflict as less significant than Marx. ` He believed that sociology should focus on social action, not structures; he argued that human motivation and ideas were the forces behind change. According to him, individuals have the free will to act and shape their future. In conclusion the four fathers of sociology all were white European men because the origin of sociology which resulted from the quest to provide answers to the burning issues regarding social change ...read more.
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