Functionalism - S,C,I

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  • Functionalism - Socialisation, culture and identity
    • Members of a society must feel a sense of social solidarity.
    • Organic analogy- society is like a human body.
    • Value consensus - society has agreed values
    • They want a communist society.
    • Structuralist approach (society influences the individual.
    • Social institutions impose identities upon us.
    • Consensus rather than conflict.
    • The nuclear family is the best.
    • We get role allocation through meritocracy
    • We regulate behaviour through moral codes.


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