Study Sociology Peter Berger Summary

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In this article, the writer (Peter L. Berger) attempts to explain the purpose and methods of studying sociology. It can be derived from the article that sociology breaks down the façade of appearances and assumptions to reveal differences and deviances that can be cultural, political, religious, moral, and so on. Berger compares the experience of studying sociology with “culture shock” by explaining that one expects, when entering a new culture, to experience the shock of lifestyles, traditions, and activities that are new, opposite, or variations of what an individual is accustomed to. The article explains that this same experience can also be had when studying, in depth, the reality underneath the façade of individual units within society
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