Functionalism

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  • Functionalism
    • Society is made up of institutions which depend on each other function
      • Social order
    • consensus theory
      • shared values
      • Consensus theories claim there is a general agreement between individuals or groups
    • Talcott Parsons: same way body parts have their roles and functions, society has them too
      • Example: role of family is primary socialisation. role of education is secondary socialisation, role of criminal justice is to punish people who commit crimes sending them to prison
      • If they fail in society, it would effect us and everything negatively

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