Consider social stratification from the symbolic interactionist perspective. How does social stratification influence the daily interactions of individuals? How do systems of class, based on factors such as prestige, power, income, and wealth, influence your own daily routines, as well as your beliefs and attitudes? Illustrate your ideas with specific examples and anecdotes from your own life and the lives of people in your community.

Consider social stratification from the symbolic interactionist perspective. How does social stratification influence the daily interactions of individuals? How do systems of class, based on factors such as prestige, power, income, and wealth, influence your own daily routines, as well as your beliefs and attitudes? Illustrate your ideas with specific examples and anecdotes from your own life and the lives of people in your community.

Functionalists argue that they system works- there are enough opportunities around that if you work hard enough you can get ahead. Basically functionalists would argue that the only barriers to success are individual- that only achieved status matters for success.

Conflict theorists argue that the system is unequal and operates to keep those at the top of the hierarchy there. That opportunities are not equal and that the system makes it hard to move up and gives more chances to those at the top even if they lack ability. Conflict theory argues that ascribed status matters. Even if you have inherent individual ability to succeed, there are more barriers to success for those with minority ascribed statuses. Using the readings and your own experiences which of these ideas have more real world support and why?

Do you think that it is possible to end absolute poverty in the world? Clearly, it is technologically possible because the world already has more than enough food to supply everyone. However, is it politically or culturally possible? Take a stand and explain your position using a sociological viewpoint.

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