Sociologist Herbert Gans has used the functionalist perspective to explain and analyze the existence of social inequality and poverty. According to Gans, the poor, and poverty in general, serve a variety of positive functions for society. Analyze Gansâ?? perspective, sharing your reflections on whether you agree or disagree with his arguments, using sociological concepts and/or theories to support your points.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 3:37 am ad1c9bdddf
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As you react to Herbert Gans' use of the functionalist perspective to explain and analyze the existence of social inequality and poverty, I feel like his ideas lack humanistic compassion, empathy, and tolerance. He is focusing too much ...
Herbert Gans' functonalist perspective is briefly summarized.