New Right considered any type of family that wasn't nuclear as deviant. Thus it could be assumed that the contribution of functionalists is limited and does not significantly aid our understanding, as many of us acknowledge there are alternative family structures such as single-parent families or gay and lesbian families. Additionally in the period of the modernity there were other views of society that began to establish themselves and many that were contradicting functionalism such as feminists, that felt functionalists do not look at the negative aspects and only concentrate on the positive region.
Another major social goal for the feminist movement is the equal treatment of women in the media, including an end to media and advertising exploitation of women's bodies. This has always been seen as a crucial area by feminists, as sex-role theory states that men and women will mirror the characters they see in the media, meaning that they will continue with sexist stereotypes that are being shown to them. (Craig 1994) As the media is an area that has traditionally been totally dominated by males, they stereotypes used often to be prejudice against women, and even when they weren't,
Sociology is the study of societies, the ways in which they are organised and the groups of which they are comprised. You'll be studying the family, social control, gender, poverty and the world of work amongst many other topics. There will be plenty of discussion and many contentious issues to debate and you'll pick up some valuable skills along the way. In order to succeed you'll need to develop abilities in analysis and interpretation, in critically appraising ideas and policies and in expressing yourself verbally and in writing.
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"In conclusion, some sociologists have tried to rectify the problem of value freedom within sociological research and have offered a solution with the formulation of a new question 'should sociology be value free?' However, Post modernists would criticise these people, as they believe that there is no such thing as validity (truth) so, in their view, value freedom cannot exist at all."
"In conclusion, both films teach us that Japanese society is full of vengeance, grief and dysfunctional families. In Ring, Sadako has a dysfunctional family, which causes her grief, which causes her to have vengeance. In Audition, Aoyama has a dysfunctional family, which causes him grief which in turn causes him to be a victim of Asami's vengeance, who also has grief. This shows that the concerns of modern Japanese society are all connected, with one being the input (dysfunctional families), one the process (grief) and one the output (vengeance).
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"In conclusion, the concept of citizenship put forward by Marshall is the building block, the foundation for other theories to be cemented upon as time, society and citizenship itself evolves. This is still relevant to a certain extent, yet with changes in gender roles, governments (i.e. New Deal ), and increasing differences in culture and class (among other factors), his theory cannot be applied directly and correctly to today's welfare state."
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