* What impacts society balance?
2. Social-Conflict Paradigm-The Conflict paradigm describes the inequalities that exist in all societies around the globe. Conflict is particularly interested in the inequalities that exist based on all of the various aspects of master status—race or ethnicity, sex or gender, age, religion, ability or disability, and socioeconomic status and is comprised of the combined effects of income, education, and occupation. The core question: * What separates people from one another in society?
* Why are people divided by social status?
3. Symbolic Paradigm-Symbolic Interactionism describes society as small groups of individuals interacting based on the various ways that people interpret their various cultural symbols such as spoken, written, and non-verbal language. Our behavior with and among other people (our interaction) is the result of our shared understanding of cultural symbols. This is a micro-level paradigm that describes small-scale processes and small-scale social systems; it is interested in individual behavior. The core question: * What are the effects of nonverbal cues taken wrong?
* How do...