Sociology

Questions

least should be 400 words with video reference

  1. Provide your first impression of Gans’ argument. Do you agree or disagree with it? What parts, if any, do you find problematic?
  2. Does Gans imply that we cannot have a harmonious and functioning society without poverty? In the absence of poverty, would all of social necessities disappear? Or would they be replaced?
  3. Review the basic assumptions of conflict theory, and then provide a Conflict theorist’s rebuttal to the points discussed by Gans.  How would Gans’ argument be interpreted through a conflict lens? How would a conflict theorist understand the presence of poverty in society?v