ISS215_LECTURE_3 - Perspective Continued 2. Capitalism...

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Conflict Perspective Lecture 3
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Outline A. What is Conflict Perspective? B. Main Features C. Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective 1. Evolution of Society  2. Capitalism 3. Forces of Production 4. Classes in Society 5. Class Conflict 6. Alienation  D. Criticism 
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A. What is Conflict  Perspective? The conflict theorists believe that  society is a complex system  characterized by inequality and conflict  that generates social change. 
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B. Main Features Various parts of social system do not fit  together harmoniously Social order through force Competing goals of individuals leads to  conflicts  Limited resources lead to conflicts Conflict is the major source of real change in  society  Conflict theorists try to analyze who benefits  from particular social arrangements 
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C. Karl Marx and Conflict  Perspective 1. Evolution of Society  Preclass Societies  Asiatic Societies Ancient Societies Feudal Societies Capitalist Societies
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C. Karl Marx and Conflict 
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Unformatted text preview: Perspective Continued 2. Capitalism Cooperation Manufacture Modern C. Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective Continued 3. Forces of Production Labor Means of Production The Raw Material C. Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective Continued 4. Classes in Society Bourgeoisie Have Proletariat Have Nots C. Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective Continued 5. Class Conflict Conflict between bourgeoisie and proletariat leading to social change C. Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective Continued 6. Alienation From work From the product From other workers Self-alienation D. Criticism Too much emphasis on economic organizations Societies are not always under conflict Social conflict is rarely bipolarized Power is not always associated with property ownership Conflict does not always lead to social change...
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