Functionalism In Sociology

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I also believe that deviance is needed within a society to progress, as functionalists do. Honestly, there would be so many negative things within our society if deviance did not exist. For instance, if Rosa Parks had conformed to the “social norms” in 1955 and had not been “deviant” in her actions, segregation may still exist today. (Scholastic, n.d.). Although most deviant behaviors are seen as unhealthy for a society, some have certainly made our society more stable over time. I find that all theories of sociology are probably needed for an “ideal society” in some respects, but I truly believe that I lean more towards the functionalism theory. Which one of the sociological paradigms do you find yourself leaning towards for an “ideal society”?

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