Provide a 7 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Field of Sociology Theory and its Application. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The first section will be concentric upon comparing and contrasting three of the theories that have thus far been discussed and represented during the course of this semester. alongside providing take three of the theories that have thus far been analyzed and discussed during the course of this semester. Within this section will also be included a discussion of how each theory seeks to base its understanding of society, the component of social change, fundamental elements quested by sociologists within each perspective, alongside a discussion of the classic theorists that first proposed them and the manner through which time and place impact upon the formation of these theories. Similarly, the second section will seek to compare and contrast how each of these three theories would seek to explain/understand the crime that is represented within society. Through such a level of discussion, it is the hope of this author that the reader can come to a more informed understanding of each of these theories and the causal factors that promoted it into a level of importance within the past as well as the current eras.
Firstly, with respect to functionalism, it can and should be noted that the very name itself helps to denote the image of society that it promotes. Ultimately, the functionalist perspective is one that places a profound level of emphasis on the interdependence of different components of society. linking them in a co-dependent relationship that furthers the needs of one group as it furthers the needs of another (Newhard 71). Such an organization of society helps, within this theoretical view, in preserving the order of society and in promoting stability. However, the functionalist approach should not be understood as optimistic in nature. .
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