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Is There a Distinction Of Sociology

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In today’s modern world it is the desire of the practitioners of the social sciences or social scientists as they are called to be clearly distinguished one from the other, instead of being placed into one general category as suggested by a “Professor Small” in his manifesto entitled “The Relation Between Sociology and the Other Social Sciences”. (Hoxie 739) An anthropologist would certainly not want to be identified as a Psychologist or vice versa, and since the need for clear distinction exists in respect to titles relative to academic disciplines, then this leads me to answer in the affirmative, the question: is there a clear distinction of sociology from the other social sciences? To begin discussing this argument one must first ask the question: What is sociology? Sociology can be defined as, “the systematic study of human society”. (Macionis & Plummer 4) More technically, sociology is the analysis of the structure of social relationships as constituted by social interaction, but...

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