Every minute, 28,258 people see porn. Meanwhile minute 372 people search for terms related to porn on the internet (Internet Pornography Staistics, 2011).
Pornography is a truly huge business, sweeping even large companies like Google, EBay and Microsoft under the rug when it comes to revenues earned annually. So much economics leads one to think what pornography is? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it means:
Pornography is so much on the rise these days, and constitutes a major part of our society, so researchers set out to link sets of different perspectives to define the behavior of pornography and its effects on societies. Here the report defines the different perspectives that have been used in to describe pornography along with their weaknesses and strengths (Three major perspectives in Sociology, 2000-2011):
1. Structural functionalism: This perspective represents different dependant parts of the society which separately contribute to the worki8nbg to the society as a whole. For example, the children study in schools paid by governments, but they grow up and get jobs on the basis of this education to serve the same government in return. Functionalists believe that any individual society is secured within its bounds by cohesion, and social consensus. Different members of the society agree on these and work together for the best of the society. This perspective gained popularity the 1940s and 1950s. It is most popular amongst the American sociologists. We see that the American functionalists are more intent on figuring out the human behavior while European functionalists focus on finding the internal working of social order. In functionalism, the approach taken by the sociologists concentrates on the rapport between the functions of the entire society and the functions of the individual smaller parts. Functionalism is more often criticized as it neglects the negative aspects of any event and