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Rider University Department of Sociology & Criminology Jordan Jones The Sociological Imagination SOC 101 Fall 2019 Phase 1 - Program Selection and Initial Observation Empire Functionalism see a society with broken up individual components that help each other for the better In Empire functionalism shows us how different personalities have an assignment in the environment. For example Luscious Lyon is the founder and is the CEO of his record company called Empire. His function was to support himself, family, and company by any means necessary. At the age of nine, he began to sell drugs. Later on her met Cookie who he married and had three boys with. Together sold drugs to help Luscious rap career. Cookie is sentenced to jail for a crime she didn’t commit and she is protecting Luscious. He divorces her while in prison and continue to raise their three sons and built the multimillion dollar record label. Functionalism may help to see why Cookie went to jail for Luscious.

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