Theoretical Perspectives

Theoretical Perspectives - – The parts are family...

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Theoretical Perspectives • The following theories will all look at the Maquiladora Program • Each of the theories will present it’s own angle on a situation • We will discuss three of them--functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interaction Functionalist Theory • Define society as a system of interrelated parts that are interdependent – Just like the human body has parts so does society
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Unformatted text preview: – The parts are family, government, economy, religion and education--found in all societies – Each part effects the other parts of the system – Theory was first discussed by Herbert Spencer Functionalist Theory • People are socialized into the prevailing system • Most are unaware of the functions of society • Look for stability in the social system and how the parts work together (function) • Seen as a conservative theory...
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