The Functionalist Perspective on Religion: Summary Revision Notes
According to Functionalism, religion acts as a conservative force by reinforcing social norms and promoting social solidarity. This post is A summary of the key ideas of the main Functionalist theorists of religion: Durkheim, Parsons and Malinowski.
Talcott Parsons’ Perspective on Religion
A summary of Talcott Parson’s functionalist perspective on religion
Emile Durkheim’s Perspective on Religion
A summary of Emile Durkheim’s Perspective on Religion, covering his concepts of sacred and profane among other things….
Evaluating the Functionalist Perspective on Education
A range of quantitative and qualitative evidence which both supports and criticises the Functionalist view of education.