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
Malinowski’s Perspective on Religion
A summary of Bonislow Mainowski’s 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….
Evaluate the view that the growth of family diversity has led to a decline in the nuclear family (20)
An example of a top band answer (17/20) to a possible question on the AQA’s 7192/2 topics in sociology paper (families option, section A)
Evaluate the usefulness of functionalist approaches in understanding crime and deviance (30)
This is an example of a 25/30 answer to the above question, as marked by the AQA. In the pictures below, I’ve highlighted all of the candidate’s evaluations in red to show you the balance of knowledge and evaluation required to get into the top mark band! This is also a good example of a…
Sociological Perspectives on the Royal Wedding
Just a few thoughts on how you might apply Functionalism and Marxism to the Royal Wedding! Functionalists might interpret the wedding as one of those symbolic events which brings people together – enhancing a sense of national identity, and possibly social solidarity. You certainly get this impression from Sky News’ Live Stream which is already in full…
Sociological perspectives on the relationship between education and work
Functionalism Main post on the functionalist perspective on education. Education teaches us specialist skills for work – At school, individuals learn the diverse skills necessary for this to take place. For example, we may all start off learning the same subjects, but later on we specialize when we do GCSEs. This allows for a complex…
Evaluate the Functionalist View of the Role of Education in Society (30) #LONG VERSION
Essay practice for A-level sociology!
Evaluate the Functionalist Perspective on the Role of Education in Society (30)