is a theoretical framework that views society as being in a constant struggle

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is a theoretical framework that views society as being in a constant struggle over scarce resources; this constant struggle inevitably results in an unequal system; similar to functionalism, conflict theory is also a macro approach, as this theory is concerned with various interested groups battling for power; inequality of wealth and power in society is often the focus of modern conflict theory-symbolic interactionismis a theoretical framework that focuses on how individual interactions between people influence them and how these interactions can impact society; symbolic interactionism is primarily a micro approach to sociology because it is concerned with the individual’s role in creating society; the use of “symbols,” such as words, gestures, body language, and facial expressions, influence how people communicate; our actions communicate meaning-social lawsare statements of fact that are unchanging under given conditions and can be used as ground rules for any kind of society-social staticsare the existing structural elements of society-social dynamics are the changes in the existing structural elements of society-sociologists often approach their study of society from either a macro or micro perspective; in sociology, the macro approach is most commonly used, as it examines larger social groups and institutions and their effects on society-psychology operates on a micro level by studying the workings of the human mind-each sociological paradigm can combine aspects of macro and micro approaches, and yet, they all seek to understand the process by which people influence society and society affects them-sociologists from each paradigm often analyze similar issues, however, the questions they ask as they analyze these issues differ-Liebow’s work uses bits and pieces of each paradigm to understand homelessness; Liebow finds that a society’s structures create homelessness (functionalism), and people with wealth and power control those structures and are generally abusive to the poorest of the poor (conflict theory); those who experience homelessness often create in themselves self-fulfilling prophecies that help them remain mired in their plight (symbolic interactionism); Liebow uses each of these ideas to create a complete view of why homelessness exists in our society-Feminist theory is a gendered and interdisciplinary approach that seeks to answer how the social world is ordered around gender-feminist theories can fall into one of three types:-gender inequality theories focus on how women’s experiences of the social world are different from those of men-gender oppression theories suggest that men oppress women by keeping and maintaining power over them through purposeful discrimination-structural oppression theories suggest that women’s oppression is rooted in capitalism and patriarchies that keep women on the margins of the social world; the oppressive nature of the social world is rooted

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