The Major Theoretical Perspectives Are Structural, Conflict And Symbolic Interaction Theories

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The three major theoretical perspectives are Structural, Conflict and Symbolic Interaction theories. They each have ways to making it easier for us to understand poverty as a social problem. Structural functionalism has explains that political, economic and educational systems may not be functioning well because of rapid social change. That means that old arrangements are outdated before new arrangements are in place. Conflict theory as explains that upper and middle classes dominate and exploit the poor through such things as using political and economic institutions for their own benefit and creating ideologies that blame the poor and justify their poverty. Symbolic Interactionism explains that poverty became a social problem in the US when people accepted the influential media’s definition. It says that people remain poor when they define their poverty as a result of their own deficiencies. (Robert H. Laur, 2014)
I have an explanation of the evidence on homosexuality, including the biological basis for homosexuality as well as the socio-cultural basis. The Biological basis explains that homosexuality is genetically programmed into some people. In a study on male twins in which at least one brother was gay, two researchers found that 52% of 56 twin sets of identical twins, both brothers were gay, compared to 22 percent of 54 sets of fraternal twins. (Baily and Pillard 1991). The chances that both siblings will turn out to be homosexual increases dramatically according to…

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