structural sociology

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Noun1.structural sociology - a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals
theory - a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
sociology - the study and classification of human societies
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From interactionist sociology they take the idea of children as agents and actors in the social world; from structural sociology they take the idea of childhood as a permanent feature of social structure; and from social constructionism they take the notion of the historically and culturally specific constitution of childhood in and through discourse.
The disciplines addressed are social psychology, structural sociology, cultural sociology, political science, anthropology, and history.
The second challenge resulted from the poststructuralist critique of structural sociology. Structural class analysis of the 1970s and early 1980s had tended to be economistic and deterministic, with its Marxian variant also characterized by a teleological theory of history.

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