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Running head: FUNCTIONALIST, CONFLICT, AND SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISTPERSPECTIVES1Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist PerspectivesStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
FUNCTIONALIST, CONFLICT, AND SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONIST PERSPECTIVES2Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist Perspectives1.Explain in detailhow the three perspectives (functionalist, conflict and symbolicinteractionist) analyze culture (make sure to give examples to support yourdiscussion). Explain ethnocentrism and cultural relativism; how is culturalrelativism useful to the study of society? Are there any limitations to the use ofcultural relativism (e.g. do you think that there might be times when we shouldn'tuse it) and why or why not? In your opinion, have the various social media beengood or bad for society and why?
FUNCTIONALIST, CONFLICT, AND SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONIST PERSPECTIVES3Ethnocentrism involves the use of one’s original culture to judge other people’s culture andbehavior. However, cultural relativism does not judge another culture based on one's own culturebut tries to understand other beliefs and customs without any form of judgment or bias. Culturalrelativism is significant in society's study as it appreciates a particular culture's beliefs, practices,norms, and behavior. However, cultural relativism is disadvantageous as it limits moral progress.A particular way of living may be violated and ignored, leading to violations of one's originalcultural norms and customs.In my opinion, social media has been bad for society as it exposes young members of societyto undesirable behaviors, such as fraud and pornography. As such, it violates the norms andstandards set by society on one’s accepted behavior.2.Explain in detail the three perspectives on deviance (functionalist, conflict and

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Term
Summer
Professor
Vincent Ntheketha
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Sociology, symbolic interactionist perspectives

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