In: Social Issues

Submitted By mcastano10
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In Sociology their are many theories that have different perspectives. One theory is the Functionalist theory. This theory is when people in a society all come together and work as a unit. Everyone must do their part so the society stays stable. The government pays for the children to get an education. We the people pay the government with taxes to fund the education of the children. Once the children get their education, the return the favor by becoming good members of society and the cycle continues and stays stable. Another theory is the conflict theory. This theory came from Karl Marx’s writings. The theory shows more emphasis on how society is not stable and it is always changing. The conflict theory has more of a negative twist to it. This theory believes in social change and basically the more powerful people control society which is bad. These two theories differ from one another because they are the complete opposite of each other. One is trying to make society stable, while the other says it can not be stable and is more negative on society. Social order is the distinctive stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together. The functionalist theory perspective explains social order pretty well. In that theory humans are working together to make society stable. That is what social order is. As well as having an institution which can be school and the functionalist theory wants children to get education. For the conflict theory it shows social order because of how everyone is still living together but also them having to change together because society is not stable according to the theory.
Social structure is the organized pattern of social relationships and social institutions that together compose society. Social structures are not immediately visible to the untrained observer, however they are present and...