Functionalism

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Father of Functionalism and dates
Emile Durkheim 1858 - 1917
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Structural or Internationalist?
Structural
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Difference between Functionalists and Marxists?
Consensus vs. Conflict
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Value consensus and social integration
Social order is achieved through a shared culture, e.g. primary and secondary socialization; refers to the amount of socialization we go through, Durkheim argued that too much or too little is what leads to suicide; value consensus: norms and values
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Organic analogy
Aspects of society such as family, education, law and order, religion, economy and the media all work together like the human body. If one aspect fails the whole body shuts down.
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Functional prerequisite
GAIL: Goal attainment e.g. politics; Adaption e.g. economic; Integration e.g. social harmony; Latency e.g. individual beliefs and values
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Social change and social evolution
Societies evolve slowly the way humans evolve e.g. fatalism and altruism to egoistic and anomie and retribution to rehabilitation
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