FUNCTIONALISM

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FUNCTIONALISM

Functionalism is a STRUCTURALIST THEORY

So, It looks as societys social structure

Functionalists study the parts of society that bring SOCIAL ORDER

They believe in VALUE CONSENSUS

TALCOTT PARSONS-Social Instutions put key values into people like family life, achievement, respect etc

  • They give sacred moral codes
  • They encourage belonging

CRITICISMS- focus on overemphasizing consensus and order

  • Ignores individual
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