Chapter 4_Sociological Perspectives_Second Lecture_Conflict Model and Marx_Post to Blackboard

Chapter 4_Sociological Perspectives_Second Lecture_Conflict Model and Marx_Post to Blackboard

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Chapter 4, Sociological Perspectives: Order and Conflict Models Fall 2007 CONFLICT MODEL Role of Karl Marx in Conflict Model His theories have influenced many modern conflict theorist who use the conflict model to explain racial and ethnic relations within societies A Brief Overview of Marx’s fundamental beliefs He is particularly concerned with INEQUALITY Believed that an economic system that creates inequality is CORRUPT and would be destroyed by revolution (i.e. capitalism…in his view = inherently UNEQUAL…) Marx believed that the economic system of a society is the foundation upon which ALL other elements of society are based. o Such a belief is called “ economic determinism Marx believed that the class who controlled a society’s means of production dominated any other social class AND molded the rest of society to suit that class’ self-interest. Basic premise of conflict model society is comprised of groups with conflicting self-interests 4 Basic Assumptions of the Conflict Model:
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