Flashcards in functionalism Deck (12):
Society has 4 main subsections
each meets certain needs and works together in harmony
society is like the human body
made up of several organs all essential for each other to work
each organ has a specific purpose
all institutions work together harmoniously
Functionalists see society in a harmonious state
Anything that contributes to this harmony is functional to society.
Anything that detracts from this harmony is dysfunctional for society.
Consensus is an agreement
sociologists believe that there must be an agreement in order for society to function and for there to be social order
Functionalists see the division of society into different strata or levels that are inevitable, necessary and functional.
because it is found in all cities
always got to be leaders in society
because the different social classes depend on each other,
growth and social change come about when it is required to suit society or when functionally necessary.
adaptation- occurs when society adapts to changes
integration- occurs when society integrates something from outside itself.
institutions are more interest than individuals.
term used to indicate a condition where norms and values of society flux or are partially destroyed,