Symbolic Interactionism Theory Of Poverty

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Poverty can be defined as a condition of deprivation due to economic circumstances; this deprivation may be absolute or relative but is generally thought to be severe enough that the individual in this condition cannot line with dignity in his or her society (Conley, 2013, p. 375). There are different ways of how people from different race or different community define poverty. What might seem to be poverty for one community might not be consider as a poverty in another community. The government of the United States of America has set up a measurement to determine who falls under poverty level in other to reduce the confusions. This is call federal poverty level. In the year 2014, one is considered to be in a level of poverty if his or her…show more content…
George Herbert believe that the development of individual is a social process as with the meaning individuals are assign to things. Symbolic interactionism takes a small scale of a society. It focuses on a small scale perspective of the interactions of the individuals, like when you hang out with a friend instead of looking at large scale structures like education or law. By looking at the small scale, symbolism interaction explain the individual in a society and their interactions with others and through that it can explain social order and…show more content…
Meaning the upper class families live in the same neighborhood, middle class families live the same neighborhood and then the lower class families live the same neighborhood. So it is very difficult for these particular individual to be aware of inequality since they found themselves in a community where everybody is equal. For example, someone who have spent all his life in a rich neighborhood will not be aware of inequality because they share the same values with everybody around. However, in a community where there is a variety of people of different classes living in, it will be easier for people to be aware of

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