- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A sociological perspective that focuses on the contributions any particular social unit makes towards the larger social system. Each part of society is seen to perform a function necessary for the continuity of the whole.

Longer explanation

The question here is whether society, which consists of things like family, religion, and community, is analogous ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles