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Criticisms of Func..
Criticisms of Functionalist thinking
|What does Interpretivists (also called interactionists) focus on?||Individuals more than functionalist do.|
|Who says that functionalists are wrong to ignore the individual. They think that individuals can choose how to behave, and aren't simply responding to social forces?||The Interpretivists (also called Interactionists).|
|What do the Marxists believe?||That functionalism ignores the unequal power of some groups.|
|The rich have most influence in defining the norms, values and beliefs in society. They think structures in society are set up to serve the interests of the rich, not to keep society moving as smoothly as possible. -Who believes this?||Marxists|
|What do postmodernists think of Functionalists views?||They say that functionalism is outdated because it's based on the idea that theres only one dominant or shared culture. Postmodernists argue that today theres a complex and a diverse range of cultural norms values.|