The Individual in Society Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

The Individual in Society
Examines the individual, conformity and change in social systems, comparing the theories of Weber and Simmel.
# 31845 | 2,400 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 29, 2003 in Sociology (Theory) , Sociology (General)

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In this paper, two fundamental and different views of the individual and his or her society are discussed in the light of what is now known as a concept of agency that seems of terrific importance to sociological theory. The emphasis that is placed upon the individual and his or her choices within one social system or another, automatically produces attention to how much choice of action or expression - of agency - that can be realized.

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