What is Social Action and Sociology??

Social action, according to the theory of Max Weber, a German sociologist, is the act of taking action as a society of community to encourage change with a positive outcome within an aspect of the world. This theory takes into account human behavior and how it relates to cause and effect in the social world. We base our actions on social contexts and how we will influence and affect other people from them. This drives positive social action in society. The theory also states that to be a social action, the individual or group of people must have a purpose behind the act. Social action plays a big part in sociology

Sociology is the study of people and society in a social context. It covers a number of topics including; Human behavior and characteristics, social norms and stereotyping, politics, social class, religion, race, sexuality and gender.

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