Sociology Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Invitation to Sociology.
This section contains 789 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Invitation to Sociology: A Classic Overview

Invitation to Sociology: A Classic Overview

Summary: Summarizes "Invitation to Sociology" by Peter L. Berger. Provides an outline of the books major points about sociology and sociologists. Reviews Berger's opinions on sociology.
1. What kind of a person should a sociologist be"

A sociologist should be able to observe and understand the realities of human behavior and the social settings in which it happens without being influenced emotionally or personally.

What does Berger mean when he refers to sociologists as "Professional

Peeping Toms""

When Berger refers to sociologists as "Professional Peeping Toms", he means to "unmask the pretensions and the propaganda by which men cloak their actions with each other." An example would be: observing how a family really interacts with each other, responds to their environment, etc., behind closed doors without them knowing so that they cannot fake the way they really live, behave and act as a family unit. Berger refers to "debunking" as a process of looking behind the facades of everyday life.

2. Why is sociology a science"

Sociology is a science because methodological...

(read more)

This section contains 789 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Invitation to Sociology: A Classic Overview
Copyrights
BookRags
Invitation to Sociology: A Classic Overview from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.