Read this chapter for a review of society and social interaction. As you read each section, consider the following topics:
- Take note of the Maasai village in Tanzania. How does this village differ from a rural American town?
- Take note of the different types of societies, making connections to the society in which you currently live.
- Take notes on Durkheim's functionalist approach, Marx's conflict approach, and Weber's symbolic interactionist approach to studying societies.
- Take note of the bold terms and how they contribute to your own construction of reality as well as how they affect larger social phenomena.