Structural Functionalism and the Works of Talcott Parsons

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Structural functionalism is the theoretical perspective that seeks to understand the function that

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1. Who of these is often considered the greatest contributor to the theory of structural functionalism?

2. The functional theory of stratification asserts that

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uiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of Talcott Parsons and the aspects of structural functionalism. You will be tested on areas such as the AGIL system and key contributors to the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The greatest contributor to structural functionalism
  • Functional theory of stratification
  • AGIL system
  • Latency

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Parsons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about structural functionalism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the functional theory of stratification and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

This anthropological theory has many different aspects to it, and you should read the lesson called Structural Functionalism and the Works of Talcott Parsons to absorb these nuances. The lesson looks at the following objectives:

  • Details opinions about studies that Parsons has conducted
  • Defines structural functionalism
  • Explains the functional theory of stratification
  • Covers the AGIL system
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