Conflict Theory In Mean Girls
Throughout the school in the movie Mean Girls a lot of latent functions took place. Typically a schools is a place meant for education and learning purposes to pursue a better future for the student. However In the movie the school had a lot of unintended consequences to it. An example is, the teasing of the lesser dominant social class from the dominant (bourgeoisie ) social class done by "The Plastics
• Stereotype- a simplified description applied to every person in some category
In the movie When Cady meets Janis at school, Janis gives her the rundown of every group at the school. She talks about the jocks, nerds, stoners, cool kids, and the Plastics. Every group described had a stereotype attached to them, for example the jocks are considered good at sports and bad in school work.
• Deviance- the recognized violation of cultural norms
In the movie when the Burn Book got out Coach Car 's secrets also got out too. He was having affairs with two students during school hours in the gym. Because of this he was arrested , teachers have sexual relations with students is not acceptable within society