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    Everyone is apart of a social class, whether they are the hobo that walks up and down the street, or the boss of a billion dollar company. The book says a social class is made up of people in relatively similar situations with roughly the same power, income, and prestige. There are roughly five social classes in America; upper class-elite, upper middle class, lower middle class, working class, and the poor. There are many reasons social classes are apart of our society, such as culture, social structures, and socialization. However, much like race, the biggest reason social classes exist is due to power. The Conflict perspective and the Functionalist perspective are two different theories that can be used to defend someone’s reasons. The functionalist…

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    Class struggle takes place when tension is created between people of different classes due to competing socioeconomic interests and desires whereas nationalism is a desire of a large group of people share common interests, background etc. to form a separate or independent nation although both have different definitions however have a connection. Class struggle is also known as class conflict and class war. The anarchist Mikhail Bakunin and Karl Marx’s work has brought in the view that class…

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    Introduction The war on drugs has been going on for many years. Drugs were never the target of this war, but racism was. Today, in the modern era of the drug war, it is not just a war on race, but also a war on the lower-social class societies. This essay will briefly give examples of the history in which some of the first laws against drugs were enacted and show the conflicting racial and social class issues that are raised as well as a sociological functional perspective. Class Conflict and…

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    The quintessence of class conflict exists in the character of Gatsby. Gatsby’s,”background is cosmopolitan, his past a mystery, his temperament that of an opportunist entirely oblivious to the claims of people or the world outside”(Dyson 64). Gatsby started out in the military, and worked his way into Oxford. However, he never allowed himself to be considered a man of Oxford because he stayed there only a month. He became involved in the risky business of organized crime with a man named Dan…

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    The Conflict Theory, first suggested by Karl Marx, is a sociological theory widely used to explain the behaviors of a society. This theory, unlike the functionalist theory and symbolic interactionism theory, looks at society as being in a state of everlasting conflict due to the domination of the upper class over the competition for limited resources. The three images displayed below are phenomenal representations of the Conflict Theory as they express the competition for limited resources, the…

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    This ethical study will define a particular class-based conflict that I have experienced in the workplace as a caseworker for a foster care service in Harlem. In one particular case, I had a conflict of interest with a particular client that felt that I did not thoroughly understand their circumstances in terms of class status. The client assumed that I was too “well-off” to understand the life of poverty tht had created so many problems in her life. However, the client was unaware that I had…

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    for having a class conflict. People were either extremely poor or filthy rich. Many writers in the Victorian period used literature to voice their opinions about the class system, one of whom was Oscar Wilde. He used his comedy play “The Importance of Being Earnest” to discuss serious matters about the class conflict in the Victorian period in a humorous way. In this essay I’m going to be discussing the representation of class in The Importance of Being Earnest and relating it to the class…

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    Conflict theory originated from the classical founder of social science Karl Marx in the 1800s. The perspective was generally based on work by Karl Marx even though several other scholars have contributed immensely in the development of this theory. He viewed class conflict and exploitation as a moving force in society. Conflict theory generally surrounds the idea that most struggles in society happen because of conflicts among different social classes or groups. As opposed to functionalist…

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    It seems that many among us view the homeless as a peril to society. They lie on sidewalks and roam aimlessly on the streets in the bitter cold and extreme heat. Some may panhandle for money but others also work , attend school and worship with us yet they are not seen. The middle class and wealthy step around them and walk by them like they are invisible. The homeless are ignored, looked down upon and are stereotyped and judged. Many homeless people work full time jobs at minimal pay and still…

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    The article “Class Conflict on the Canals of Upper Canada in the 1840s” by Ruth Bleasdale discusses the social disorder of class conflict on the canals of British North America. In the 1840s numerous Irish immigrants were migrating to Canada whose sole choice was to enter the capitalist labour market and accept any wages given by the contractor. However, the unemployment rates in Upper Canada were at peak and several thousand Irish labourers were living in extreme poverty and facing starvation.…

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