Vilfredo Pareto proposed the concept of 'Circulation of elite'. It can be explained in atleast two ways. One of them is that the 'circulation of elite' is the process in which one elite replaces the another. The second reference is … Read more
Emile Durkheim introduced the term 'Anomie' to define one of the abnormal type of society formed as a result of 'division of labour'. He explained that though material life changes rapidly, standards and values are not changing as much … Read more
James Frazer, an eminent social anthropologist argued that as the civilization progresses, primitive magic is replaced by religion, in turn replaced by science. Civilized societies are looking at magic as superstition and science as truth, whereas magic is the … Read more
Manifest function is something, which can be noticed easily. Latent function is deeper and not all the participants are aware of it. Whereas manifest function is known by all participants of the social institutions.
For example, if a criminal is … Read more
R.K.Merton took the help of biological sciences to define the term 'Function' in sociology. He explained that the function is the contribution of social institutions to society, just like the contribution of organic process inside the human body for … Read more