Functionalism - Theory (and Methods) Unit 4

Funtionalist theory and thier view on society

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  • Functionalism
    • Parson
      • Organic being: Change in one part of society affects elsewhere - 'diseased' part will contaminate others
      • Intergration of the individual
      • The parts of the social system
        • Norms
        • Status Roles: How we should act in our "social positions"
        • Institutions: clusters of status-roles
        • Sub-systems: groups of related institutions e.g. shops, farms
      • The systems needs: The AGILschema
        • Adaptation
        • Goal attainment
        • Integration
        • Latency
      • Structural differentiation
    • Durkheim
      • Traditional Society
        • A strong collective conscience
        • Little division - all fairly alike
        • Mechanical soliodarity
        • Immediate gratification
        • Ascribed status
      • Modern Society
        • Complex division of labour
        • Weakens social solidarity
        • Greater individual freedom
        • Achieved status
        • Deffered gratification
        • Universalistic norms
      • Rapid change results in anomie and this threatens social cohesion
      • Social facts: society as a separate entity existing above its members
        • External social facts shaping their behaviours to serve society's needs
    • Social Order
      • Interdependence created by division of labour
      • Obligations
      • Value consensus: Social norms & values
      • Understanding their social position
      • Social relationships
      • Conflict is minimised when social inequalities are accepted
    • Macro-approach

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