concerning Durkheim and Merton, please address the following: 1) analyze

 concerning  Durkheim and Merton, please address the following: 1)  analyze in detail the basic tenets of the functionalist perspective, and  compare this to at least one other perspective in sociology; 2)  although Durkheim and Merton did not write during the same era in  sociology, explain where their ideas are similar, and both contribute to  a functionalist understanding of society; and 3) utilizing and citing  one recent case in the media through television or radio broadcast,  newspaper, and so forth, provide one key example of a social issue that  shows how the functionalist perspective can be used to make society  better.  

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