Advanced Placement (AP)


Becker’s labeling theory best fits which sociological paradigm? Question 4 options: Structural functionalism social conflict symbolic interactionism postmodernism

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    Symbolic interactionism


    We can explain in simple words these concepts like behaviors or labeling given by society.

    For example:

    If we have a symbol, in this case, the symbol is a skull, this symbol can mean something bad, but in Mexico can mean something divine like a god.

    This skull can have a bad or good label, we can use these concepts in people, for example:

    If a person makes criminal actions, that person can symbolize something good or bad, can have a label like a hero or a devil.