Student’s name Instructor Course Date Sociology questions 1-8 1. What is social stratification? How is social stratification analyzed by each of the different sociological perspectives: structural-functional social conflict and symbolic interaction? Social stratification refers to a system in the society used to classify people into socioeconomic classes based on factors such as wealth level of income ethnicity education and power. Social stratification is explained through the structural-functional social conflict and symbolic interaction perspectives. Structural-functional perspective argues that social stratification represents the unequal worth of different tasks whereby some tasks in the society are as more valuable than others. Social conflict perspective emphasizes on inequalities in the community. Inequalities results to division by class where there are the rich and the poor. The rich and the poor have conflicting interests resulting from unequal distribution of resources. As a result this stratification generates class conflict. Symbolic interactions perspective explains social stratification perspective of deviance and crime perceives the society as an arena of inequalities that lead to conflicts and change. Laws and social norms mirror the interests of the influential members of the society. A social injury caused by the poor is considered as a crime than a social offense created by the wealthy. Symbolic interaction focus on daily interactions and the sense made out such interactions. Deviance results from the responses of other people’s synergies. According to this perspective by terming a person as wicked he or she develops secondary deviance and engages more in criminal activities. Social conflict approach makes most sense for me. This is because it is the most common approach in the contemporary justice systems. Judgment is usually rendered on class grounds whereby social injury caused by the poor is judged more dangerous than damage caused by the powerful and wealthy people. Works cited https://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:[email protected]/Introduction-to-Sociology [...]
I have midterms need the questions answered in the document attached. Doesn't necessarily have to be 2 pages. It is just when the questions are answered COMPLETELY & in full sentences. Answers are all provided in the free book link. Provided a link to the book online. cnx.org For question #3 , the video is on youtube if you search for it.