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Richard Emma Rudd BMA
22nd October
Sociology ­ Topic 3 Theories of Society

Highlevel theories such as Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Interactionism,
and Postmodernism focus on trying to explain how and why society is ordered.
Highlevel theories can be known as `Sociological Perspectives'.

Functionalism
Functionalism has a positive view of society.…

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Richard Emma Rudd BMA
22nd October
Criticism of Feminism
Feminists are preoccupied with gender inequality and tend to ignore
other aspects of society.




Interactionism
Interactionists do not see society as a ridged structure they place a lot of
emphasis on human action and freedom.
Interactionists point out that we make…

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