Soc 304 Exam 2 notes

Soc 304 Exam 2 notes - Functional Prerequisites of a Social...

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Functional Prerequisites of a Social system 1. Social systems must be structed so that they operate compaticly with other system 2. The system must meet a significant proportion of the actors’ needs 3. There must be adequate participation from the members of the system. Society/ Subsystems Example of a social system is society, a relatively self-sufficient collectivity in which members can satisfy their individual and collective needs. There are four subsystems in society that perform the AGIL functions 1. Economy-adaptation through labor, production and allocation 2. Polity – goal attainment 3. Fidiciuary system- latency – specifically schools and families – transmits culture and helps individuals internalize the culture (norms and values) 4. Integration – societal community – ex. The law; involves coordination of multiple components of society. Parsons’ evolutionary Theory Began in response to critics who accused his theoretical program of not properly addressing social change
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SOC 304 taught by Professor Grey during the Fall '10 term at Kentucky.

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