ISS215_LECTURE_1 - Structural Functional Perspective and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Structural Functional Perspective and Social Lecture 1
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Structural Functional Perspective Part 1
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Outline l A. What is Structural Functional Perspective? l B. Main Features l C. Pioneers: l 1. August Comte l 2. Herbert Spencer l 3. Emile Durkheim l 4. Talcott Parsons l D. Social Stratification
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A. Structural Functionalism? l Structural Functionalism looks at the social system as an integrated whole. It suggests that both parts and whole are functional and produce equilibrium. Functionality may be: l Individual l Interpersonal l Societal
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B. Main Features l Society as an integrated whole l Systematic l Individuals are indispensable l Temporary imbalances l Dysfunctional elements leading to social integration and equilibrium l Social change is evolutionary l Social integration through legitimization of social, economic, and political structure l Social stratification is good
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C. Pioneers l August Comte (1798-1857) l Organic Whole
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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