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1. Symbolic Interactionism2. Structural Functionalism3. Conflict AnalysisDefine each and give situational examples based on your understanding (using your ownwords)1. Symbolic Interactionism“Symbolic Interactionism is the way we learn to interpret and give meaning to the world throughour interactions with others.”- Scott Plunkett.ItImpliesthatpeople’sbehaviortowardsthingsisdependentontheirassumptionorinterpretation of a symbol from social interaction with others.Example:Helping someone in need by giving a homeless person on the street money. Both I and thehomeless think/interpret it as an act of kindness while others who may think that I am a rival tothem especially if we both are not in good terms saw me doing the act, may interpret it as an actof showing off.2. Structural FunctionalismStructural functionalism based on Durkheim’s perception, views society as an interrelatedsystem developed to fulfill the biological and social concerns of the citizens who make up the

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