Sociology : American Theory

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Example Question #1 : American Theory

What would conflict theorists believe to be a concept that contributes to strife within families?

Possible Answers:

men who believe in equal role sharing

families reflect the inequalities found in society based on gender

men who work at home

women who want to stay at home instead of working outside the home

Correct answer:

families reflect the inequalities found in society based on gender

Explanation:

Conflict theorists focus on what are common contributors that cause unrest in a family. Inequalities among the genders that are present in society would be a significant theme they would explore. A woman wishing to stay at home and not work outside the home would not reflect strife within the family. Men who believe in equal job sharing would have less strife in the home and would not be an example of conflict, but more harmony. Men working at home would not be seen by conflict theorists as mirroring gender inequality. 

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