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Bettmann Archive/Corbis Sociology in the United States W. E. B. S. sociology has the same intellectual roots as European sociology, it has some distinctive characteristics. S. sociologists more often focus on collecting systematic, empirical data. S. sociologists more often stress identifying, understanding, and solving social problems. S. sociology developed differently from European sociology is that our social problems differed. Between the 1860s and the 1920s, slavery, the Civil War, and high immigration rates made racism and ethnic discrimination much more salient issues in the United States than in Europe.

Using Conflict Theory Like structural functionalists, conflict theorists are interested in social structures. However, conflict theorists focus on studying which groups benefit most from existing social structures and how these groups maintain their privileged positions. A conflict analysis of domestic violence, for example, would begin by noting that women are battered far more often and far more severely than are men, and that the popular term domestic violence hides this reality. ” is that battering helps men to retain their dominance over women.

Welch, Penn Valley Community College, Missouri; Thomas J. Yacovone, Los Angeles Valley College, California; David L. Zierath, University of Wisconsin. About the Authors David Brinkerhoff is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. D. S. S. degrees from Brigham Young University. He has been at the University of Nebraska since 1978, having served as Associate Vice Chancellor since 1991. His research covered topics such as children’s work in the family and the effect of economic marginality on the family.

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