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05 Lecture3NotesforExam - Lecture 3 Conflict Perspective...

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Lecture 3 – Conflict Perspective Conflict Perspective The conflict theorists believe that society is a complex system characterized by inequality and conflict that generates social change . - Various parts of social system do not fit together harmoniously - Social order through force Things that look normal are normal because we are forced to be that way. - Competing goals of individuals leads to conflicts - Limited resources lead to conflicts Tribes in Africa fight for controlling springs In our society, we go to the Middle East to “promote democracy” in reality it is for oil - Conflict is the major source of real change in society Real changes comes through revolution (change in slang, or trends don’t matter) - Conflict theorists try to analyze who benefits form particular social arrangements Karl Marx and Conflict Perspective Evolution of Society - Preclass societies were involved in hunting and survival These were early types of socialism, no ownership There was no inequality or exploitation - Asiatic Societies were involved in farming and agriculture The beginning of inequality because different people grew different crops and they were ranked as being unequal - Ancient societies kicked off extreme inequality Kings and slaves in Egyptian comparison - Feudal societies continued this extreme inequality
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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