Conflict theorists do not believe that all social institutions work for the common good

Conflict theorists do not believe that all social institutions work for the common good

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SOCIETY, SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION Conflict theorists do not believe that all social institutions work for the common good (which is, in itself, a value, contrary to the super-individualistic morality of capitalism)—opens issues of power and authority, and deals with those who have no power or resources—accuse the functionalists of maintaining power and privilege—leads into political priorities as well Homelessness as a social problem—includes all of the dimensions of the various perspectives Symbolic interactionists —deal with society and its development at a micro level —the meanings of life that we develop and that others ascribe to us—shared meanings and interaction order—society is a series of subjective meanings that individuals give to their experiences— Harold Garfinkel created “science” of ethnomethodology : the study of commonsense knowledge that people use to understand the situations in which they find
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