Sociology perspectives

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  • Sociology Perspectives: Functionalism
    • Consensus approach
    • Founded by Durkheim
      • Parsons adapts Durkheim's theories
    • We learn norms and values of society through socialisation
      • Secondary socialisation: Education
        • Bridge between family + wider soc.
        • Prepares individual w/ skills needed to progress in life
      • Primary socialisation: Family
        • Development of adult personalities
        • Meet economic needs
        • Reproduce next gen
        • Stable satisfaction of sex drive
    • Society makes man + we are determined by its structures
    • Soc. is based on value consensus
      • We share the same norms, values and beliefs
      • When people go against VC funct. explain it through inadequate socialisation
    • The Organic Analogy
      • Parsons identified 3 ways society and a body are similar
      • System
      • Systems need
      • Functions
    • Parsons
      • 2 Ways of ensuring conformity to VC
      • 1. Socialisation
      • 2. Social Control

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