- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Not sure if I’m one of the first to write a post about a homework question, but I’m writing an essay about Sociology right now and need help! I’m distinguishing the differences between Structural Functional Perspective and Social Conflict Perspective. Here is the example I have so far:
If I were to have an arguement wiht my father about a party that a friend was having while I was in high school without ANY supervision, my father would have argued that there is absolutely no way that I can go to that party. Since I’d want to go to this party more than anything, I would argue with it that I’m responsible and that he needs to trust me, going on and telling him that he’s ridiculous and is ruining my life because of this. My father, trying to think rational, would tell me that I need to go to my room to calm down and to think about things. And me, thinking out of line and not listening to what my father says, I would think irrationally and storm out of the door. Structural Functional Perspective would agree with my father because he is trying to think rationally and hope that there is a manifest consequence. My father would hope that after I leave, I’d come back with a clear head and understand that I couldn’t go to an unsupervised party. But, if I left that day and didn’t come back until 1:00 the next morning, that means it would have been a dysfunctional consequence and the intention that my father hoped for didn’t happen and that I went to the party with no thought or understanding of where my father came from in our arguement.
In the same situation as above, Social Conflict Perscpetive more than likely would have sided with me, since I had more power in that conversation and I did what I wanted to.
Does this make sense? The Social Conflict Perspective is a little confusing to me and I’m not really sure if it makes sense that that perspective would agree with me more or not. Please help!!!!