Sociology A2- Theories

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IsFunctionalism a structure or action theory?
Structural
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is Functionalism a Macro or micro theory?
Macro
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Is Functionalism a consensus or conflic theory?
Consensus
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What is the organic analogy?
view of society as a sytem-like a body
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Wo is the founding father of Functionalism?
Emile Durkheim
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What was the role of the family acording to Parsons?
Sciolisation and Stabilising adult relationships (Warm bath)
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What is the collective conscience?
All memeber of society socialised into same norms and values
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If there is a strong collective Conscience what does this create?
Social solidarity
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What is normlessness called?
Anomie
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How do functionalists belive you can manage social disorder?
Proffesional organisations e.g. trade unions.
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What is social equilibrium? and Who came up with it?
Parsons- the various parts of society being in balance.
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How is social equilibrium maintained?
Socialisation, passing norms and values on and social control.
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in Parsons eyes how does social change happen?
social change takes place over time without radical change e.g rights fot women- took time
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How does Parsons describe social change?
Social evoluation- shows how we have moved from primitive society to present day
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(Parsons)- As society evolves what happens to parts of society?
They become more specialised- education, family
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What did Merton question about Parsons ideas?
If society was as fuctional as Parsons states e.g poverity/ religion.
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What is Mertons main criticism of Functionalism?
Too optimistic and naive
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