What is the impact of societal change according to the functionalist perspective?

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According to the functionalist perspective, societal change has a negative impact on the family by weakening the consensus on which it is based. Parsons believes that change in one aspect requires adjustments in other aspects. When these adjustments do not occur, equilibrium disappears. Functionalism emphasises that social structure, not just individual motivation produces deviance. It argues that social condition exerts actual pressure on the individual to behave in non-conforming ways. According to the theory Michael...
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