In sociological analysis the dynamic of the groups in relation to other groups and the whole system is under study. While the individual has the opportunity to deviate from social normality, socialization prohibits, and thus determines, all but a narrow latitude of behavior. Social structure is observable only by viewing its outcomes - the effects it has on the group. A little background and history - The early functionalists were anthropologists (i.e., Levi-Strauss, Radcliff-Brown, Malinowski, and others).
However, the group is easily observed and its behavior can be recorded and generalized to the society as a whole. It provides general laws or rules by which society and individuals are governed. These were seminal thinkers of the middle 1800s who made direct observations of primitive cultures, theorizing about the organization of these folk in relation to Western society.
On the Museum's opening day, visitors were able to explore three main floor galleries: Fur Trade, Native Peoples of Alberta, and a display of early photographs of Aboriginal people taken by Ernest Brown and Harry Pollard.
Grant Mac Ewan, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, was among the dignitaries attending the ceremony.
Structural-Functional Theory Focus: On the organization of society and the relationships between broad social units, such as Institutions. Sociology is supposed to concentrate its efforts on theorizing about the relationships between groups of folk.