The term functionalism has come to describe an eclectic mix of social theory and methodological approaches to culture.In many ways, it is a useful and fruitful term to describe a variety of approaches that share a common theme: the notion that culture is constructed through the interactions of individuals and their communities, and that the individual's contribution to culture is a form of knowled...
On the eve of the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, sociologist Matthew Levitt has published a new book called “The Sociology of Politics: An Introduction.”
The book, which focuses on how political scientists, policymakers, and citizens engage in social science research, is an effort to re-energize and expand the sociological discourse about social movements, Levitt told Business Insider.
Levitt, a political scientist at Columbia University, is known for his research on the intersection of race, class, and power.
His book has been hailed as one of the best introductions to the field of political sociology.
The book is also one of many efforts to engage with the issues that have been highlighted in recent years as a key driver of social movements.
Levinson’s work has focused on how economic inequality and the structural racism that underpins it have changed the way we understand the dynamics of political movements.
In recent years, his work has been cited in many major academic journals.
The sociological research he does is often presented as a critique of the current political landscape, but the sociologists he talks to say that his work is in the forefront of social science in its ability to shed light on the ways in which social movements change society.