Conflict Theorist. Associated with sociological imagination 1916-1962. "value free sociology impossible." believed important decisions were made by Power Elite: small clique of corporate, political, and military officials.
social interactionist 1863-1931 extended Cooley's insights by looking at role playing. The "I" and the "Me" . Prepatory Stage--> PLay stage---> Game Stage. Significant Others Generalized Other: refers to child's awareness of demands and expectations of society.