The Structural Functional Theory Of Social Class

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Question 1 “Unlike the structural functional theory, which views society as a peaceful unit, conflict theory interprets society as a struggle for power between groups engaging in conflict for limited resources. Karl Marx is the founder of conflict theory”. The social class most likely to implement or adopt the use of conflict theory are the capital class. As stated in class the social class has a minority called the “Bilderberg Group”; they hold incredible influence over government policies, Represent shared intra-class interests have large Economic power, political and social power, it is in theses hands that majority of the resources are held and controlled, while the majority are left remnants of whatever resource they are able to obtain. As said in class the, Max weber defined this social class as one composed of those who hold similar life chances, such as Income, Marketable abilities, Access to consumer goods and services,Ability to generate investment income, Power Question 2 Instrumental rationality is a mode of thought and action that identifies problems and works directly towards their solution. An example would be an adult in his early 20s who is in a tight spot financially, for example struggling to make ends meet, living from paycheck to paycheck wishes. Thus he wishes to make a large substantial sum of money to uplift himself from his situation, in what he and society would term the working poor. Due to his plight he wishes to be financially free as fast as

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