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What sociological paradigm is better at explaining people, structural-functionalism or conflict paradigms?

I lean toward one of the paradigms but see the relevance in the other. Explain your choice. I hate it when yahoo cuts off a long word .... structural-functionalism or conflict paradigms. GOETHE - You are right, symbolic interactionism works well with small groups but overall I do not find it suffiecient - that's why I didn't have it as a 3rd option in my question. I am only concerned with S-F and conflict theories. OLD COP - Did you get lost somewhere? Forget to take your meds or wander away from the old folks' home? Read the question and then ask yourself: "WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE? IT'S ALMOST PUDDNIG TIME!" NIBANA - Don't encourage Old Cop, he's aimlessly wandering around the net giving answers without reading questions. BTW, hae you ever even opened a sociology book?

Asked By: Tim F - 7/28/2006
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I'm not sure what you mean by "explaining people." Sociology basically deals with the structures (associations, institutions, groups) and functions (consequences of the structures) of society. The theoretical orientation that comes closest to "explaining people" is symbolic interactionism... More
Answered By: Goethe - 7/28/2006
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lol, laughingstock.. right.. right.. california is the richest AND most important state in the union you pathetic cracker, i can detect the jealousy in you pathetic posts you pathetic middle aged virgin... More
Answered By: Old Cop - 7/28/2006
 
functionalism is conservative. the conflict will be better to explain why two adults are fighting over which city is better.
Answered By: nibbana - 7/28/2006
 
I would say that conflict theory and symbolic interactionism would be best.
Answered By: Leudast S - 7/28/2006
 
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