NOTES: July 6, 20073 theories (they overlap enough to cover everything)Conflict (Macro Theory)*Proletariat (working class) - 90%*Bourgeoisie (rich/elite) - 10%~they compete over scarce resources…the more I have, the less you have~early sociologists thought their would be a war between the two and that the Proletariats would win~everybody would give freely (1 person should be happy living in a small apartment no matter their wealth) (the more people in your family, the bigger your house)~Brain surgeon vs. general practitioner (PROFIT MOTIVE)~more modern sociologist: anytime anything happens in the world ask this… Who benefits from this? The elites do.~Tobacco is the leading killer when it comes to drugs, yet you can still smoke it…because the elites are head of the companies.Functionalism (Macro Theory)*society is like the human body. Each institution is like organs…they each serve a different purpose (Government, School, Economy, Family, Religion, etc.)~Government makes rules~Religion gives you answers
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