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This solution is short & concise due to the fact that I only logged on a moment ago and your post was due. Don't worry, to answer this question you just need to understand two concepts. I would also want you, if you can to read the recent releases of time magazine covering the story on the US economy & the subprime crisis.
Concept 1: The Conflict Perspective
Rooted in the Conflict theory, it is defined as thus -
"The Conflict perspective stresses that in order to understand society, we must
Understand the struggle between groups (race, gender, age, social class, etc.). The power groups will always try to maintain their status through manipulation,
Exploitation and control."
---- Social Science Faculty, Cypress College, 2007
Bluntly, it zeroes in on the role & capacity to control an individual or a group has over a social phenomenon that requires 'fixing' to achieve social order. Let us take, in its simplest, a household. During their teen years, two brothers are always in constant conflict with each other due to their differences, the onset of puberty & their personalities. Assuming that the younger brother stole from the elder brother and when the other found out, there was a huge brawl. Their mother was concerned about their welfare & tried to make them 'Makepeace' with each other, to forgive. The father, however, sees the need to establish discipline and put into operation the 'rules' he has on stealing & fighting. The father punishes both sons, the younger for stealing, the other for inciting a fist fight. Grounded, stripped of their allowances and living within set rules, a reality sets into the boys and when a semblance of peace returns, the father initiates a family dialogue to understand and get to the bottom of all the ...
The solution, in an APA format essay takes on the issue of corporate welfare viewed via the conflict perspective in a period where economic turmoil and the presidential election are happening at the same time. It asks the validity and applicability of the conflict perspective and defends a viewpoint taken with regards to its validity. It is also attached as a word file for easy printing.
Economic Security for Middle Class Families
Social Stratification "Economic Security for Middle Class Families"
Please review the following article and answer the following questions by comparing functionalism theory and social conflict theory.
How are relevant concepts and key characteristics (Compare) of these two theoretical approaches the same or different? To what level of explanation and to analyze the origins of the problems featured in the article?
How would each approach explain the underlying cause(s) of the problems in this reading?
Identify which theory you found to best interpret this issue. Use it to provide some possible resolutions to the identified problems.
What is the sociological definition of stratification? How does it differ from your cultural understanding of this idea?
In this case how does social stratification affect the individual in a society?
How do functionalists conceive of stratification? How is this different from the conflict perspective?
Can you offer an interpretation of the factual and statistical claims presented by this author. Do you think they are valid and objective? What are you basing your position on? (Use as many of the below elements in formation of your answers)
? Identify key elements of social class, as sociologists use the term.
? Identify how social class is constructed in everyday social settings.
? Evaluate perspectives on social structuring of inequality.
? Examine how theory can be applied to a contemporary social issue.
? Discuss stratification practices in the U. S., and how they impact the working poor, as well as corporate welfare.