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Lecture 1: Structural Functional Perspective and Social Inequality OUTLINE STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE A. WHAT IS STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE? B. MAIN FEATURES C. PIONEERS: 1. AUGUST COMTE 2. HERBERT SPENCER 3. EMILE DURKHEIM 4. TALCOTT PARSONS D. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE A. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM? STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM LOOKS AT THE SOCIAL SYSTEM navigation n My Notes | Print Previous Next
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AS AN INTEGRATED WHOLE. IT SUGGESTS THAT BOTH PARTS AND WHOLE ARE FUNCTIONAL AND PRODUCE EQUILIBRIUM. FUNCTIONALITY MAY BE: C INDIVIDUAL C INTERPERSONAL C SOCIETAL B. MAIN FEATURES 1. SOCIETY AS AN INTEGRATED WHOLE 2. SYSTEMATIC 3. INDIVIDUALS ARE INDISPENSABLE 4. TEMPORARY IMBALANCES 5. DYSFUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS LEADING TO SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND EQUILIBRIUM 6. SOCIAL CHANGE IS EVOLUTIONARY 7. SOCIAL INTEGRATION THROUGH LEGITIMIZATION OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL STRUCTURE 8. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IS GOOD
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1. AUGUST COMTE (1798-1857) C ORGANIC WHOLE C INDIVIDUALS ARE FUNCTIONAL C EQUILIBRIUM 2. HERBERT SPENCER (1820-1903) SOCIAL ORGANICISM C GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT C INCREASE IN SIZE LEADING TO INCREASE IN COMPLEXITY AND DIFFERENTIATION
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