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Identify a "social problem" Summarize the social problem form the lens of:
1. The Functionalist perspective
2. The Conflict perspective
3. The Symbolic Interaction perspective.

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This solution briefly defines and exemplifies the Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction perspectives of a social issue.

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As you identify a "social problem," I choose poverty. As you summarize the social problem from the lens of the Functionalist perspective, they tend to imply that the impoverished group lacks the requisite skills needed to compete in the job market. This theory is highly ...

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