Functionalism (Functionalist Perspective): An Overview

Functionalism traces its roots back to the work of Plato and Hegel. The elements of functionalist thought in sociology are found in the works of Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim. However, functionalism, as a dominant sociological theory, came to prominence in the 1950s, especially through the works of Talcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, and their … Read more