"Marxist and Functionalist Theories in the Study of Stratification" : A Comment
- SOCIOLOGY AND GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY. Ball, Richard A. // American Sociologist;Feb78, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p65
General systems theory (GST) is a strategy of inquiry It integrates such diverse areas of research and theory as phenomenology and symbolic interactionism with functionalism, conflict theory and various new perspectives It is useful in applied research and theory construction. GST avoids the...
- Administrative Decisions and Functional Analysis. Hartley, Harry J. // Education;Jan1966, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p276
This article focuses on the application of the functional analysis concept in school management efforts in the U.S. in 1966. It is important for school administrators to consider the unit or range of units for which his decision will designated consequences concerning the assessment of...
- HISTORICAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS. Casanova, Pablo Gonzalez // Studies in Comparative International Development;Fall73, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p227
Analyzes how to study change in contemporary social systems from a historical perspective. Characterization of functionalism in systems analysis; Concept of social change; Factors which constitute the system.
- Of paradigms and metaphors in auditing thought. Dirsmith, Mark W.; Covaleski, Mark A.; McAllister, John P. // Contemporary Accounting Research;Fall1985, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p46
Assumptions serve as the basis from which we reason and therefore pervasively influence the nature of our understanding of any substantive area. Auditing is no exception. Yet, the core assumptions that underlie auditing thought have largely been left unexamined. The purpose of this paper is to...
- Regional Integration: The Neo-Functional Versus a Configurative Approach. Dahlberg, Kenneth A. // International Organization;Winter70, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p122
The article studies the framework established by neo-functionalists. It suggests that their increasingly universalistic assumption may well lead to premature conclusions regarding integration in any specific region, that their recently acquired emphasis on the operationalization and...
- FROM THE LOINS OF LEVIATHAN: A SHANDEAN POSTSCRIPT (OF SORTS). Signorile, Vito // American Sociologist;May77, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p95
The article discusses the use of the word function, which is a neglected mode of sociological enquiry. The identification of functionalism as a point of view that seizes upon the likeness of social processes to organic processes comes up time and again, and is alluded to by both friends and foes...
- Fractured Weber: A Critique of Parsons' Interpetation. Chong Soo Lee; Munch, Peter A. // Qualitative Sociology;Summer1979, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p26
The authors argue that Parsons, through commitment to his "convergence thesis" and to his structural-functionalism coupled with his biological evolutionism, misrepresents Weber. Parsons arbitrarily applies to the Weberian tradition his own criteria biased against history. His general theoretical...
- functionalism (20th century) Politics/Sociology. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p218
A definition of the term "functionalism" is presented. It refers to the theory of relation of parts to social whole. In this theory, society is a system of interrelated institutions and processes, which are to be understood in terms of the functions they perform for the system as a whole.
- structural functionalism (20th century) Politics/Sociology. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p507
A definition of the term "structural functionalism" is presented. It is a term used in political science and sociology. The term is a more systematic exposition of functionalism, especially employed in comparative politics.