Apply one of the 3 major sociological perspectives, Symbolic Interaction, Conflict (which would include Feminism), and Functionalism to a movie of your choice. Think about how the movie’s characters, story line, setting etc., might be used to explain the main ideas of one of the perspectives. Disney movies are usually easy to see the theories. Think about who are the have’s and have not’s, and what are the scarce resources that the conflict is over. Once you pick your movie and theory the examples will come. Do not use the Lion King movie. Do not do a summary of the movie. The paper should be 2 pages in length and include the following…
1. State the movie you will use
2. Identify and define the Theoretical Perspective you will use. What are the main ideas of the perspective? You may use more than 1 perspective if you wish.
1. Give examples (explain/apply) that illustrate how the theoretical perspective can be seen. What happens in the movie that can be understood using the perspective you selected. Explain at least 3 different scenes.
2. In the explanation you will use at least 5 Sociological Terms from the book. Please highlight or put the terms in bold. The theories do not count. Be sure to use them correctly.
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