Unformatted text preview: ensure compliance within their society and to protect themselves from outside attacks. Further, conflict theorists note that the military is a male institution, and it is almost impossible to untangle masculinity from militarism. • Symbolic Interactionists focus on the social construction of reality, including the ways in which manhood and militarism is historically created and recreated through gender socialization. They also examine how a particular act comes to be described as “terrorism” and how others are labeled as legitimate targets of violence....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, conflict theorists, Functionalists, symbolic interactionist paradigms