Functional values for common arcs

Functional values for common arcs

Wwwsociologyorguk 2005 Functionalism Basic Principles1It is useful to employ an organismic analogy to an understanding of the Functionalist perspectiveSocieties are analogous to living organisms for example a human beingEach part of the human body is linked in some way to all other partsIndividual organs combine to create something that is greater than the sum total of their individual partsIn social terms organs equate to social institutions patterns of shared stable Source: Functional values for common arcs
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