Structuralist Theories: Functionalism

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Consensus
General agreement about something.
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Functionalists
Sociologists who believe that to understand society, we need to understand how it works together as a whole.
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Structuralist Theory
Theory that human behaviour is influenced by the organisation of society.
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Social Institutions
Different parts of society such as religion, education, the media and so on.
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Social Order
Situation in which all the parts of society are working together smoothly.
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Sociologists who believe that to understand society, we need to understand how it works together as a whole.

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Functionalists

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Theory that human behaviour is influenced by the organisation of society.

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Different parts of society such as religion, education, the media and so on.

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Situation in which all the parts of society are working together smoothly.

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