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Poverty: Main Phenomena That The World Tries To Eradicate (Other (Not Listed) Sample)


Please post a 2 to 3 page reflection paper here on the topic of "Poverty". You may not restate what you wrote about in the discussion forums. It must be 2-3 FULL pages (from the top of the first page to at least the very bottom of the second page). Formatting: 12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced evenly throughout. Please just put your heading, name, and date in the title. No research is required for this assignment. It is for your initial thoughts. All words written must be your own- no copying and pasting from other sources!
Page 1- your thoughts on the topic (Feel free to be honest here. Your classmates won't have access to these.)
Page 2- application of theory. For this section, please apply each of the 3 main sociological theories to your chosen social problem. You are answering the question: How would a theorist from each perspective (structural functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist) view this social problem? Devote a paragraph (6-8 sentences) to each theory.


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August 27, 2017
As of today, poverty is still one of the main phenomena that the world tries to eradicate. Despite the countless innovations, research, and efforts to battle this phenomena, poverty just seems to be quite resilient and, us human, might find it hard to completely remove it especially because of our own trappings of the present. In my opinion, I believe that one of the main reasons why we can't get out of poverty is because of how we are structured as a society as well as our reckless knowledge about ecology. In a distant view of our human institutions, what we know is that most of us lives inside a hierarchy. This order of humans would not be eradicated regardless of what kind of societal model that we utilize even if we subscribe to capitalism, communism, socialism, and so on and so forth. I believe that total removal of hierarchy is not possible because of our own drive as human beings to create a system that would safe (ex. Society) for most of us. On the other hand, the other reason why poverty continues to exist is because of people's lack of knowledge about ecology and its main tenets. Based from our own understanding and study of other species and the immediate environment around them, most of these environments (niche/ecosystems) can only carry so much, a concept that we call as “carrying capacity” as we've tackled before in one of our science classes. If I remember it correctly, carrying capacity is the amount of unit (individual/organism) that a certain ecosystem could support. And, for us humans this carrying capacity refers to the whole Earth since we are one of the popul

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