ltiple interactions from which individuals create and maintain impressions of themselves, a sense of self and constructs the reality of a given situation. An example of this perspective is the observation of a person who is husband and father at home, a boss at work, and a customer in the bank, and in all these situations, the same person is treated differently and conducts himself accordingly (Adorno, 2002).
The functionalist perspective is the understanding of society as an embodiment of many separate but interdependent parts that have functions, which contribute to the stability of the whole. For example, the family produces new members of the society and cooperates with school to socialize them into the acceptable ways of life. The state receives funds from the family and uses them to facilitate provision of education and other services such as health care (Browne, 2011).
Finally, when groups and individuals have considerably strong power, they facilitate the definition of a situation in the society as a social problem and less power makes it difficult to achieve the same. This is because strong power enables groups and individuals to garner support and foster consensus that the said situation is violating their fundamental beliefs and values (Adorno,