SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

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SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

  1. 1. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY – 1) Functionalism VALUE CONSENSUS & SOCIAL ORDER PARSONS – ideas? SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF INDIVIDUALS 1) Socialisation NEEDSFUNCTIONS 2) Control
  2. 2. PARSON’S MODEL OF THE SOCIAL SYSTEM – THE BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH. Draw it (p222 middle para, first column)!THE SYSTEM’S NEEDS1)2)3)4)
  3. 3. What are the types of Society as viewed by Merton, and how do societies change from one to the other?Traditional ModernAscriptionDiffuseness How do societies changeParticularism from one to the other?AffectivityCollective Orientation
  4. 4. Imagine this box represents Functionalism. Some criticisms of Parsons have come from WITHIN the Functionalist School, whilst others have come from OUTSIDE. Write the internal criticisms ON the box, and write the external criticisms OUTSIDE.‘Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the functionalist approach to society’ (33 marks)
  5. 5. Now – is it USEFUL in examining the parts of society we have studied? USEFUL NOT SO USEFULFamilyEducationBeliefsCrime &Deviance

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