Conflict Theory In Mean Girls

917 Words 4 Pages
The movie Mean Girls can be evaluated on each of the 4 sociological perspectives. The 2004 American teen classic directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey, Mean Girls, is a great example of how the conflict theory works. Conflict Theory is claimed that individuals and groups within society have different amounts of material and non-material resources and that the more powerful groups use their power to exploit groups with less power. As stated by the conflict theory, the Bourgeoisie has power and takes advantage over the proletariats. This always created conflict between these two classes over money, resources, jobs, titles, etc.. Because of this constant conflict between the two classes, social change was needed. The creator of the conflict theory, Karl Marx, explained what was …show more content…
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

Related Documents