eufunctional

eufunctional

(pertaining to a social activity) contributing to the maintenance or effective working of a functioning SOCIAL SYSTEM. See also DYSFUNCTION, FUNCTIONALISM.
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75-84); and one on the anthropology of conflict, critiquing Max Gluckman and Victor Turner's eufunctional ideas on social conflicts that emphasize their integrative social function (pp.
Furthermore, selection for eufunctional characteristics within societies may lead to drift with respect to the distribution of characteristics in societies.
The likelihood that some institutions, including markets, can be, in functionalist terms, not only eufunctional but also dysfunctional in this sense is overlooked or played down by its advocates, because such situations are viewed as empirically impossible on conceptual grounds.