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Describe two concepts from each theorist that you think best exemplifies their main concern/question.

Please respond to the following questions in three, double spaced pages. You may write a fourth page, but I will stop reading after four pages. Please be thorough and succinct in your writing. Papers should use size 12 font, one-inch margins, must cite our textbook and MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A WORD DOCUMENT. Late submissions will lose 10 points per day.

Papers with grammar or spelling errors will also lose points. Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim were each concerned with different sociological questions and they each developed different concepts to explain their theories about specific social phenomena. Please use the original text of each theorist to respond to the following sets of questions: 1. Make and argument for what do you think that main concern/question was for each theorist.

Describe two concepts from each theorist that you think best exemplifies their main concern/question. Why do you think the concepts that you selected are the best examples? (40 points). (1-1.5 pages) 2. Select one assigned essay from each theorist and write one paragraph that summarizes the central point of each essay, citing the original text. What is each essay trying to convey? Compare and contrast the two essays: what are two things they agree on and what are two things that they disagree on?

Select one concept from either Marx or Durkheim that is particularly meaningful to you and tell me why you find it meaningful. How does this concept apply to the world we live in today? (60 points). (1.5-2 pages) Please use direct quotes and then, in your own words, describe what each theorist is saying. Text book required: Scott Appelrouth & Laura Desfor Edles 2021. Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory: Text and Readings. 4th edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.