“ Private Trouble ”
Using our sociological imagination can allow trained professionals the opportunity to solve structural issues in American society. Keeping this in mind, please address the following issues in essay form.
- Select an example of a “private trouble” and
- What factors/evidence would you use to explain how and why it may reflect a structural problem in society?
- What are some potential solutions to this problem, both for the individual and the group to which they belong?
- Which theoretical perspective lens would you apply to solve this issue: functionalism, conflict theory, or symbolic interactionism? Why?
Please use standard APA format for headings and citations to address the following writing prompt. Your response should be a minimum of two pages, but no more than four pages (unless you have instructor approval).
Please use academic journals, course text, and/or scholarly articles to support your claim.
To understand the social structures of oppression and discrimination, as well as the strategies of change that promote social and economic justice.