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Unformatted text preview: 1. Identify the part of the system of some change in the part of the system that is going to be explained 2. Identify how this part of the system contributes to the smooth functioning of the system as a whole. 3. Identify the source of potential disruption to the system as a whole They don’t: 1. Assume that the part of the system or the change in the part of the system is the only way that a particular need can be met. 2. Ignore dysfunctions. 2) Social Evolution a) Observe a process occurring on the socio-cultural level that is analogous to the processes of variation and selective adaptation seen in biology b) Socio-cultural innovation (genetic variation)...
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- Summer '08
- Sociology, Katie Kerr, Major Macrotheoretical Perspectives, Katie Kerr SOC, greater equilibrium Societies