Early social thinkers were concerned about stability in times of rapid change. In our more global world, is stability still a primary goal? Or is constant conflict important for the well-being of all humans? Use the conflict and functionalist perspectives to bolster your analysis.
Stability is still a primary goal in our society because we live in a world of conflict. People have always been fighting against each other and since we never have stability, we set it to be our goal. I always felt like stability was better then chaos. So I was surprised to find out that most of my opinions on the opinion survey were that of a conflict perceptive. This is a good example of how society tells you to be stable and functional, but in reality our world is full of conflict. I think that as a country, we hold a functionalist perspective about coming together and working things out to create stability. The thought is encouraging and optimistic but it isn’t necessarily realistic. The conflict perspective is more realistic because society is in a constant power struggle.
Jan 16th, 2015
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