The Three Paradigms in Society

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"The Three Paradigms in Society" Functionalist paradigm, conflict paradigm, and symbolic interaction paradigm are the three major paradigms that function in today's society. Functionalist, and conflict paradigms are macro-sociological paradigms. Symbolic interaction is a micro-sociological paradigm. Functionalist paradigm focuses on the integration of society, while social conflict focuses on the issue of division among society. Symbolic interaction works on communication and social change as a consequence. The three paradigms are completely different from each other in a social point of view. The macro-sociological paradigms view America as an inequality state. The social conflict paradigm fits today's society. The functionalist…show more content…
Functionalist paradigm tends to focus on social stability and unification. As a result this cause more inequality in society. It ignores social class status, racial issues, ethical issues, and sex gender. Its end result causes a tremendous amount of conflict. Social conflict paradigm sees society in little cluster, or groups that have their own agenda. Certain groups have the luck of better economic conditions, which without a doubt economic
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