1.1 A Consensus
believes society is
like a human body.
1.1.1 The different parts are like organs, each with a
part to play that is essential to the health and
survival of the whole.
society to an
1.2.1 Families: to socialise children.
If families fail to do this, there is
a knock on effect in; rising crime
2.1 Conflict perspective they see society as divided by
class. There is a conflict of interests between classes,
which occasionally takes the form of strikes and other
2.1.1 Bourgeoisie (ruling class)
2.1.2 Proletariat ( working class)
2.2 Marxists believe that the working class will
eventually rise up and have a revolution,
overthrowing the ruling class resulting in a
2.2.1 Where all resources are shared equally
3.1 Conflict perspective like Marxists, they see society as being divided,
but rather it is between the sexes.It is men who rule society and who
have the power in most social situations, relationships, families.....
3.2 Patriarchy; feminists are in favour of equal
opportunities for men and women, and of equal
relationships in all areas of life
4 New Right
4.1 Consensus perspective they tend to favour a
return to traditional values.
4.2 Nuclear families are the best and are against recent
developments such as the increase in divorce, cohabitation and
5.1 They do not start with society but with individuals. They are
interested in what happens when small groups of people are