Since man began to dominate nature to reproduce his material life, he has established different kinds of social relations. As a result, different societies emerged throughout human history. These societies have been characterized by the way in which different people in society relate to each other for the different activities of human life.

This is how sociology emerges as a social science, responsible for the scientific analysis – based on different techniques – of the structures and functioning of human societies, placing them in a specific cultural historical context and existing relationships of production.

Sociology as a social science and being its object of study the heterogeneity of social relations has given rise to the birth of different sociological currents, some of them totally opposed. In Euston96, we will address the most interesting topics about sociology as a science, as well as its precursors and main referents of each one of their movements.


Articles from the encyclopedia of Sociology