SOC100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Distracted Driving, Talcott Parsons, Canadian Americans

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Jim curtis 1942-2005: one of canada"s most prolific and influential sociologists. There are several major theoretical perspectives within sociology. They are as follows: the functionalist perspective; durkheim, spencer, the conflict perspective, feminist perspective, the interactionist perspective. Functionalist perspective: emphasizes that parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability. To get an advanced education, cellphones: keeping in touch with people. Keeps you out of the workforce, not fighting for jobs, meeting future partners/mates; cellphones: status symbols. Dysfunction: element or process of society that may actually disrupt a social system or reduce its stability: should not be automatically interpreted as a negative. Example: as a threat to security; gang members are imprisoned, if there were no jails there would be on jobs for jail employees.

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