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What is Functionalism? | Introduction to A-level Sociology

Last updated 8 Sept 2022

Discover the key functionalists such as Durkheim and how they view society in this short introductory video for sociology students.

What is Functionalism? | Introduction to Sociology


00:00 Introduction to functionalism

01:01 Who was Emile Durkheim?

02:06 How do functionalists view society?

03:01 How do functionalists suggest society can function harmoniously?

04:06 Who are the other functionalists?

04:47 What is the influence of functionalism?

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