Functionalism In The Film 'The Outsiders'

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I look at functionalism from the perspective of my career. Working in a doctor’s office takes every department working together as a whole in order to provide the best care for the patients. Functionalism uses a macrolevel of analysis because it takes several different people in several departments to come together as a whole to help the patients sustain their health. If we do not work together the patients will not get the care that they deserve. I view conflict theory from the perspective of the film “The Outsiders”. The film pits two social groups against one another. The “Socials” were among the upper echelon on the hierarchy table. The “Greasers” were the lower echelon. When they disagreed they had rumbles to settle their disputes.

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