In this chapter, then, I am concerned primarily with extending the theory of functional analysis to deal with problems of social and cultural change.  As I have noted elsewhere, the great concern of functional sociologists and anthropologists with problems of "social order" and with the "maintenance" of social systems has generally focused their scientific attention on the study of processes whereby a social system is preserved largely intact.  In general, they have not devoted much attention to the processes utilizable for determinate basic changes in social structure.  If the analysis in Chapter VI does not materially advance toward its solution, at the very least it recognizes this as a significant problem.  It is oriented toward problems of social dynamics and change (1968, p. 176).