Emile Durkheim's Structural Functionalism

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1. All three concepts that amount to the sociological perspective do not necessarily have one thing in common other than them being different ways we think about the world. However, they all tie together. The sociological perspective in itself is a way of thinking about the world so that we understand sort of why people are the way they are through aspects of nature vs. nurture, social class, and other concepts of that nature. Instead of judging something or someone based off their appearance, it is taking a second to try and understand them as we all should. Sociological imagination and the beginner’s mind have the most in common in my opinion because the whole idea of the sociological imagination is that rather than blaming one’s self for …show more content…

First of all, I feel all three of these men were a bit ahead of their time. During and after the revolutions everything was still being figured out and settled so I feel they were just sort of predicting what could happen in the future at that point. Emile Durkheim’s Structural Functionalism theory also known as the functionalist theory viewed society as a bunch of structures or parts that when put together could form a bit of solidarity. Each “part” or institution plays a different role in society which is still true to this day. If we did not have our school system, we would not be able to obtain the education we need for most jobs of today. If we did not have our jobs we would not be able to provide for our family. Even the government cannot function without a properly running economy hence the occasional threat of a government shutdown. Everything works together really and when institutions begin to fall apart it can become a truly vicious …show more content…

One structure or institution is our family. The family supports one another and typically parents provide for their children until they are of age to either move out or have the financial means to provide for yourself. However, unfortunately there is no such thing as a money tree. Parents probably have or had a job to provide for their child and in today’s society we know that also means they have some extent of an education. Almost all jobs require at least a high school diploma or GED with many requiring some form of degree as well. So, with a parent’s education comes their ability to get a job that not only allows them to provide for their children, but also enables them to put money back into the economy and thus continue life as it is. Of course, there’s the politics that come into play such as taxes, pay inequality, etc. all of which is present in the

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