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Unformatted text preview: serious negative effects: disease, famine, etc. Gas-produced machines (especially automobiles) can cause a society to become maladaptive) 3) Conflict Theory What is the conflict that tears people apart? Basic Propositions 1) Starting from different places in the stratification system, people compete both as individuals and as aggregates for access to resources and power 2) Using a variety of means some people compete more successfully than other sand therefore enjoy preferential access to resources and power 3) Those who are more successful try to defend their advantages and to pass them on intergenerationally. 4) Those who are less successful also try to improve their access to resources and power; sometimes as individuals, other times they form alliances with other people. 5) The result is social conflict....
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