Homeless - Autumn Housh Introduction to Sociology 1101 Professor Hall TARTAN 084860 Week 8 Stratification Class and Inequality 1 After reading the

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Autumn Housh Introduction to Sociology 1101 Professor Hall TARTAN - 084860 Week 8: Stratification, Class and Inequality 1. After reading the chapters in your textbook, reviewing the online lesson and watching the video, identify and discuss how at least 2 different sociological theories (conflict, functionalism and/or symbolic interactionisme) explain the
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problem of homelessness in the U.S. Be certain to identify the theory, what the theory states (what does it suggest about society?) and how it applies to homelessness in the U.S. Be specific in your answers and use examples from the video, Homeless: A Teen Perspective to explain the problem of homelessness in the U.S. The social-conflict approach would focus on the issues of, specifically, inequality in the society that lead a person to become homeless. The conflict theory would not consider homelessness a problem, or at least not a very big one at that. The problem that would be thought of by conflict theorists would be capitalist motives. According to the conflict theory, the reason for the persistence of homelessness is not that the homeless individuals lack the ability of advancing themselves and getting a home, a job, etc. Instead, the conflict theory states that the cause of homelessness comes from the capitalist social classes. These classes tyrannize the unemployed
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