Communication—the exchange of meaning through language and symbols—is believed to be the way in which people make sense of their social worlds. The collective conscience represents the will of society as a whole.
Constructivism is an extension of symbolic interaction theory which proposes that reality is what humans cognitively construct it to be. Functionalism has received criticism for neglecting the negative functions of an event such as divorce. The ideology of schooling is capitalisms key feature as teachers transform the minds of their pupils, therefore fulfilling one of the major social requirements for the perpetuation of capitalism, that is, the provision of a skilled and docile workforce.
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Theories have different scales.