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- 1 - The sociological perspective turns the world we think we know into uncharted territory It forces us to go beyond the surface of peoples beliefs and behaviors and identify the social forces that shape them Walden Two by BF Skinner examines the possibilities of living in a sort of counterculture Utilizing the conflict perspective Skinner reconstructs elements such as technology beliefs norms and values to create the perfect culture The community called Walden Two is conceived through the conflict theory The idea is that no member should have any more money power esteem or status than any other member Imbalances in any of these will eventually lead to a conflict or struggle There is no currency in Walden Two no one receives wages and nothing costs money The issues of money and power associated with money are moot Esteem and status are neutralized by means of no one person having a specific work role Everyone is entitled to work anywhere An example of the communitys effort to avoid inequality is the unique set-up of the dairy farm Knowing the negative image conjured up by the smell of a farm Walden Two creates a farm that will prevent this problem from influencing the opinion formed of those who choose to work in the dairy farm The farm is equipped with a separate changing room and showering facilities By removing the stigma of odor attached to farmers the community removes the f eelings of inferiority as well as superiority -2- To achieve a completely balanced society Skinner breaks many of the elements of culture down and builds them back up The beliefs of the community are intended to prevent conflict The basic belief structure of Walden Two is that every person is equal Through behavioral engineering the members of this community readjust their ideas about how the world works One of the principle beliefs in Walden Two that truly shapes
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