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What level of analysis accompanies the three theoretical perspectives?

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The three theoretical perspectives in sociology are functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Functionalism looks at the macro level of society, or society's functioning as a whole, as it is an analysis of the ways in which different parts of society relate to and depend on each other. For example, the family serves an important role in society by helping to bring up children and train them in the values and traditions of the society. Conflict theory, which is based on Marxist theory, also operates on the macro level, as it looks at the ways in which the society operates to maintain the power of the elite and the ways in which other groups challenge this power.

Symbolic interactionism, on the other hand, examines the micro level of society. It looks at the ways in which individuals use symbols and attach meanings to...

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