Structural Functionalism: The Three Perspectives Of Sociology

1518 Words 7 Pages
Three Perspectives of Sociology There are three major theories/perspectives that sociology is based on and how it relates to society. Sociology is better of understanding of the human society and interaction of humans. The three theories that sociology is based on structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interaction. Many famous theorists have contributed to the three different perspectives. These three theories would help became the basis for sociology and how we study it.
Structural functionalism is the theory that as a society grows larger the parts become a more complex and more specialized. The structural-functionalist approach is the idea in sociology that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote equilibrium and stability. The theory says that our lives are led by social
…show more content…
Structural functionalism would view this problem as something that the society needs for it to exist. Obese people usually make people think about one thing, health. Maybe if people within the society realize it could help them bring changes for health and warn the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle. A conflict theorist would view this problem as a problem made by those in power. Those in power could be the ones setting the lower class to be unhealthy because they want the power in fixing the issue. With regulations set on food, those regulations are made by government agencies. Also healthier food is more expensive to attain unlike cheap unhealthy food like fast food chains. So now this leads to people who are in power make more rules and regulate more on the poor. A symbolic interactionism approach would be how obese people fit in with society. Also another is how their image is perceived and how they are treated. Their image acts as symbol because that symbol could they could be portraying is unhealthy due their physical

Related Documents

Related Topics