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The Conflict Perspective The conflict perspective argues that social structure is best understood in terms of conflict or tension between competing groups. Specifically, society is a struggle between the privileged (the dominant group) and the exploited (the subordinate groups). Such conflicts may not be physically violent and may take the form of immigration restrictions, real estate practices, or disputes over cuts in the federal budget. The conflict perspective is viewed as more radical and activist than functionalism because conflict theorists emphasize social change and the redistribution of resources. Social Stratification refers to the unequal manner in which scarce resources and social rewards are distributed among different social categories and groups. Social Classes are categories of people who have similar access to resources and opportunities. Life Chances refer to the likelihood of realizing a certain standard of living or quality of life, including health and well-being. The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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