Sociological Perspectives Of Functionalism, Conflict Theory, And Symbolic Interactionism

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Explain the three major sociological perspectives of functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Identify which perspectives use a macro level or a micro level of analysis. Apply each perspective to socialization.
Functionalism – Macro Level – This means that each person has a specific function and that each society works together to achieve what is best. For example, my 2 boys attend a public school. The school is funded by taxes I pay as well as neighbors who do not have any children attending school. Schooling helps teach and socialize my children and will enable them to continue their education years later.
Conflict Theory – Macro level – This is built off of resources, status, and power that are not evenly distributed
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We decide how our peers come to a conclusion about us. For example, why do people I am intelligent or why do people think that I am uneducated?
We take what people say about us to heart. Which in turn makes us question ourselves. For example, I must be intelligent if others think so or I must be dumb if others think that I am uneducated.
Goofman's dramaturgical model of interaction is similar to Cooley's "looking glass self" in that we are judged daily by our peers, that we care what others think of us and we try to modify ourselves so that we are able to give a good impression and not a bad one. Impression management is 1 aspect of his model. We try to give off a good impression to our peers. Basically, we are trying to show them our best side. They are also similar as they both involve emotions
Goofmans dramaturgical model of interaction is different from Colleys "looking glass self" due to Goffmans front and back stage. The front stage is where we are able to control what someone may see. Whereas the back stage is where we are able to let our guard down. Cooley's concept is based on self-image where front stage and back stage is based on how we control that self-image.

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