Human Behavior Social Environment

Human Behavior Social Environment


In Chapter 13, you were presented with a global development case study utilizing the three feminist principles (see highlights 13-4, starting on page 506).  Based on what you read, address the following questions:

  1. To what extent do you agree with the three feminist principles presented?
  2. How valuable did the principles seem in implementing the three programmatic examples? Explain.
  3. To what extent do these feminist principles help to advance social and economic justice? Explain.

Week 15: Theoretical Functions of Communities



Part 1: Match the following theoretical functions of communities from chapter 13 with their respective descriptions.

Part 2: After matching, address the following prompts (a & b) on page 2.

Theoretical Function of Communities (Warren, 1983)

  1. Production-distribution-consumption
  2. Socialization
  3. Social control
  4. Social participation
  5. Mutual support

_____   A.            Concerns the involvement of citizens in social, political, and economic processes.

_____   B.            Relates to “local participation in the process of producing, distributing, and consuming those goods and services that are a part of daily living and access to which is desirable in the immediate locality” (pp. 28–29).

____   C.            Involves encouragement, assistance, caring, and cooperation among people in communities.

_____   D.            Involves “the process through which a group influences the behavior of its members toward conformity with its norms” (p. 29).

_____   E.            Concerns a “process by which society or one of its constituent social units transmits prevailing knowledge, social values, and behavior patterns to its members” (p. 29).

  1. After matching, answer and respond to the following:
  2. What concepts in the definitions characterize each function and make that function unique?
  3. What are the similarities and differences among the functions?