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Conflict Theory Matt Cousineau, Ph.D. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Haley Center 7022 Auburn University Auburn, Al 36849
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The Conflict Theory Perspective Conflict theory stems from Karl Marx, who  suggested that the capitalist economy had  divided  people into classes. We will focus on  two of the classes  he studied. Source: 
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Marx’s Social Classes Social Class:  the groups formed through their  relations to the “means of production”  Bourgeoisie Proletariat Capitalists  “Haves” Workers “Have Nots” Own means of production such  as factories and capital  Do not own any means of  production, so they sell their  time, skills, and labor to the  Bourgeoisie for wages
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From Capital to Laws Marx believed that the conflicts between the classes acted as  an engine driving society, and shaping historical changes.
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