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According to Smelser (1959), after the initial dissatisfaction with 32 Functionalist Perspectives some aspects of the social system, the `mechanisms of change and adjustment to change' proceeded through the following stages: · · · · · · symptoms of disturbance, such as negative emotional reaction; covert attempts to handle the tensions; tolerance of the new ideas in certain important groups; positive attempts to translate the new ideas into concrete efforts at making pro®t; implementation of the innovations; routinising of the innovation into society.