Sociology american family life now vs family life in 1950s
... Sociology: American Family Life Now vs. Family Life in 1950s Sociology focuses on the study ofpeople, groups, and society as a whole. In the process of analyzing how people react within a society, the existing political system, culture, and economic status of a country has to be examined (Farley, 2000: 69 – 70).
In a macro-sociology, functionalist and conflict perspectives are commonly used in analyzing order and conflict within a society (Farley, 2000: 72). In line with this, a comparative analysis using a functionalist perspective will be conducted to determine how the American family was depicted in 1950s as compared to how it is depicted now.
In the process of going through the comparison analys...