3. Social institutions
Institutions are structures of society that fulfill the needs of the society. Not only are they essential to the society's needs, they also help to build the society itself. By Sydney Brown.
Functionalism is a theory of society that focuses on the structures that create the society and on how the society is able to remain stable. By Sydney Brown.
7. Conflict theory
Conflict theory observes how the unrest in a society will cause it to change and evolve to relieve the tension. By Sydney Brown.
8. Social constructionism
Social constructionism observes how the interactions of individuals with their society and the world around them gives meaning to otherwise worthless things and creates the reality of the society. By Sydney Brown.
12. Social theories overview (part 1)
An overview of functionalism, conflict theory, social constructionism, and symbolic interactionism to help you keep them all straight. By Sydney Brown.