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 ...view middle of the document...
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 affect all dimensions of human experience in society. Social structure functions like it is your mentality. It shapes who you are and how you act in all types of situations that occur. Sometimes it is obvious why and you can see it. Sometimes you can not see it. My paper topic is how our society is influenced by our technology. More specifically the ages from 16 to 22. This is prime teen years as well as college life. A major social structure I think are peoples cliques and them trying to fit in to what we call the “norm”. This is very influential on people and how they act behavior wise. I could use the conflict theory to identify with the social structure I pointed out. The reason being is that on social medias their is something new almost every day. This causes changes in people and wanted to fit in to whats in. The expression keeping up with the Jones’s works well here. This theory fits good because of how society is always changing and not stable.
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