Sociology-review Conflict Perspective

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Manifest functions – intended and recognized consequences of an activity or social process. A manifest function of education, for example, is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and cultural values.

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Manifest functions - intended and recognized consequences of an activity or social process. A manifest function of education, for example, is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and cultural values. Latent functions - unintended consequences of an activity or social process that are hidden and remain unacknowledged by participants. The latent functions of education include the babysitter function of keeping young people off the street and out of the full-time job market and the matchmaking function whereby schools provide opportunities for students to meet and socialize with potential marriage partners. These functions are latent because schools were not created for babysitting or matchmaking, and most organizational participants do not acknowledge that these activities take place.Dysfunctions - Functionalist perspective that social problems arise when social institutions do

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