Unformatted text preview: -Allows resentment to build, explode Close-knit (more or less mechanical solidarity) External Environment-Involve less of members' personalality-Have a more flexible group structure-More stability and consensus because cleavages are criss-crossing Occasional Conflict-Lay claim to members' total personality-Suppress internal dissent-Suffer instability, splintering along a single axis (cleavage) of conflict Continual Struggle Social Structure Flexible Rigid Type of conflict Realistic Non-Realistic Lecture 6B - Lewis Coser (1913-2003) - When is conflict "Functional"? A Synthetic theory Wednesday, September 26, 2007 9:59 AM Class Notes Page 1...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, Lewis Coser, Conflict type Conflict