However, some sociologists regard commonsense knowledge as different from, if not opposed to, sociological understanding. For Émile Durkheim, sociology must break free of commonsense perceptions (prejudices), before we can produce scientific knowledge of the social world. For Marxists, much commonsense knowledge is ideological, or at least very limited in its understanding of the world. These approaches tend to emphasize the scientific nature of sociology and, in the case of Marxists, the importance of the revolutionary party to organize and guide the working class.
"commonsense knowledge." A Dictionary of Sociology. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 18, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/commonsense-knowledge
"commonsense knowledge." A Dictionary of Sociology. . Retrieved August 18, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/commonsense-knowledge