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Conflict and Functionalist Perspective of Prostitution

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Conflict theory is a Marxist-based theory that views individuals and groups in society as having unequal amounts of resources (both material and nonmaterial). Because of this inequity, those who are on the bottom end of society will ultimately cause a rebellion.

Functionalists, on the other hand, look at the relationship between the parts of society; how each part works and interacts with other parts. Each aspect of society is interdependent.

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Conflict theory is a Marxist-based theory that views individuals and groups in society as having unequal amounts of resources (both material and nonmaterial). Because of this inequity, those who are on the bottom end of society will ultimately cause a rebellion. Marx called this the war between the bourgeiose and the proletariat. The conflict between those who have and those who have-not creates change in society.

In the case of prostitution, conflict theorists would explain that the women who choose to be prostitutes have very little resources. A basic goal of individuals in society is to have control over their lives. One aspect of that control is through having enough money to care for yourself. Marx ...

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As applied to the family unit, functionalism would claim that each member of the family is interdependent and contributes to the functioning of the family as a whole. When all family members are playing their part and have good attitudes there is balance, peace and unity in the family. When any one member is rebelling against his/her role or responsibilities then the family as a whole suffers imbalance, stress, disunity and dysfunctional tendencies. Functionalists would also claim that the family will work best when each member has some power to agree or disagree with what is decided. By having input into decisions each member feels validated and the family can grow based on the idea of consensus rather than authoritarianism.

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