3 - Conceptual Frameworks

3 - Conceptual Frameworks - Conceptual Frameworks A theory...

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Conceptual Frameworks
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A theory provides a framework of ideas that can be used to answer questions about the world. Theories can be used singly or in combination with other theories. The study of theories are important because they shape government policy, methods of therapy, and other ways society relates to families.
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Structural functional founded by Talcott Parsons (1930’s) emphasizes interdependency of parts ‘Actor’ conforms to preexisting standards for the good of the ‘whole’
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Structural functional Assumption: the ‘whole’ must survive family maintains survival of the society producing new members socializing it’s members to conform family survives through: economic cooperation role differentiation solidarity integration
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Conflict key developer Thomas Hobbes main question “How is social order possible?” primary focus of study is how groups manage conflict
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Conflict Assumptions: first law of humans is self-preservation conflict is inevitable conflict is due to scarcity of power and resources humans will give up some self-interest to live in a stable, secure society
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Feminist wide range of perspectives rather than one theory feminist theory is “an analysis of women’s subordination for the purpose of figuring out how to change it” (Gordan, 1979, p.107)
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Main themes: value women’s experiences
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course SOCI 200 taught by Professor Bartolic during the Winter '11 term at UBC.

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