Running head: SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND EXCLUSION IN SOCIETYSocial Inequality (Exclusion) in SocietyStudents Name:Institutional Affiliation1SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND EXCLUSION IN SOCIETY2Social Inequality and Exclusion in SocietySocial inequality and exclusion is one of the most striking social issues in society today.The gaps between the people of different social classes continue to widen and this is manifestedby high Gini coefficients, poor gender representations in labor and privileged positions as well asthe inability of certain members of the society to experience vertical mobility. The social inequalityis linked to exclusion since the systems in an unequal society have a tendency to discriminate theunderprivileged members of the society. Social inequality and exclusion in the society is expressedthrough conflict, functionalism, interactism and feminism perspectives. This paper analyses howwell these perspectives explain this social inequality and exclusion.Conflict perspective maintains that society is in some sort of war. Groups and people in thesociety are in constant competition over the use and control of societal resources and socialadvantages (Harris, 2003). This is particularly true considering the fact that when a society has acommon natural resource that can be put into productive use (such as a mineral), there will beconstant competition for it because the people who control it will enjoy certain privileges attachedto it. Inequality then ...
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