FUNCTIONALISM & SUBCULTURAL THEORIES

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  • Created on: 19-11-14 15:47

1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the underclass?

  • High rates of long term unemployment
  • Acceptance of crime and deviance
  • Part-time employment
  • Illegitimacy (kids outside marriage)
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2. Durkheim believes that society needs a what?

  • Bond of attachment
  • Way of displaying norms
  • Common history (social solidarity)
  • Element of trust

3. Cicourel criticises Merton, because...

  • The official stats used by Merton exaggerate w/c crime, as the w/c do experience the most strain, yet they don't all deviate.
  • Innovators aren't a real group in society, but merely an exaggeration of other groups.
  • Merton over-defends the working class, even though they do experience the largest strain.
  • He is vague in analysing the types of groups.

4. Functionalists aim to maintain what?

  • Social order
  • The ability to create a revolution
  • Happiness
  • Consensus

5. Parsons: goal attainment means that we all...

  • can attain different goals
  • have the same ideas
  • share the same goals
  • want to battle for goals

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