Major Theoretical Sociological Perspectives: Similarities and Differences

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Abstract What are the three major sociology perspectives in regards to social issues? They are Symbolic Interactionism perspectives, Functionalism perspectives, and Conflict Theory perspectives. These perspectives offer sociologists abstract examples for explaining how society affects people, and vice versa. Each perspective individually theorizes society, social forces, and human behavior. Keyword’s: Social Issues, Human Behavior

Introduction This paper will explain the three known theoretical sociological perspectives in science today; it will explain in detail what they are about and what they stand for.
The origin of the symbolic-interactionist theory traces back to Max Weber and his assertion that people
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Sociologists believe that positive consequences of social structures are known as functions and negative consequences of social structures as dysfunctions, meaning that its effects have a negative on the stability on society. Furthermore, the last but not the bit the least of the theories is Conflict theory; which was originated mainly from Karl Marx’s writings on class struggles, present society in a darker light than the other two perspectives. A sociological method that takes up those social actions is best understood in terms of conflict or strain between opposing individuals. The sociological method that views collections in people as tied up in a nonstop power struggle for control of threatened resources. A social theory, that put emphasis on the role of power, authority, strength, and use in keeping social order. A theoretical approach, focusing on the idea that society is based on an unfit supply of gain and is described by a conflict of interests between the advantaged and the disadvantaged. There are so many examples of conflict theory; many of them are based on sex or race. Like women making more money in the work field compared to men, that is a gender conflict. Another example

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