Functionalism & Marxism

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Functionlism           The founder of functionalism Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) believed society is more important than the individual. Society moulds us and produces laws. Society is based on consensus (agreement).         Talcott Parsons argues that socialisation produces value consensus and creates social solidarity. Marxism Karl Marx (1818-1883) – focused on the effects of capitalism. He thought the economic system (infrastructure) of a society determined


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