Question by  gleverance (720)

What is the structural-functional approach in sociology?

I am having a hard time understanding the dynamics of sociology especially the theory of structural-functional approach.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

This theory is that the society works together as a whole through many smaller areas. For example, a society's culture, customs and traditions play a part together while being separate.


Answer by  mb (5482)

This is an evaluation of a cultures success (mortality vs birth rates) based upon its mode of survival (i. e. hunter-gatherer, industrical, agriculture etc).


Answer by  srainne (2597)

The structural-functional approach in sociology is based on the view that a political system is made up of several key components to include special interest groups, all of the political parties and the specific branches of government.

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