DQ 1 08.30.2019 - 1 Sociology includes three major...

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1. Sociology includes three major theoretical perspectives: the functionalist perspective, the conflict perspective, and the feminist perspective. In an ideal world, I believe a more complete perspective would merge these three major perspectives. The functionalist perspective which seems to interconnect multiple parts of society has the most depth as a theoretical perspective. As an ideal, society should be a system of parts that work together. When society does this there is the possibility of maintaining a state of balance and social equality. The functionalist perspective works from this basis to build the idea that every functional and dysfunctional aspect of society (on both an individual --familial-- level or even a whole society) contributes to social practices, the economy, what we teach our children, etc. For example: Each child is taught their families perspective on reproducing, nurturing, etc. This leads to the socialization of children, their at home education, and even filters into who they may socialize with throughout their lives. Schools offer more education to transmit a society’s skills, knowledge, and culture. This education in addition to their home lives develops that individual and their beliefs further. Politics and the news then provides a means of governing members of society so on and so forth, as does the economy and religion. I most identify with the
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