5) Conflict Theory Handout

5) Conflict Theory Handout - Social Function of Sport...

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Social Function of Sport – Conflict Theory Since mid 1960’s functionalism less popular and less influential Critics say emphasis on equilibrium is too conservative Modern industrial societies are in a state of perpetual change Great sociological changes going on. Conflict theorists look at “conflict” function resolution regulation Predicated on the virtues (advantages) rather than liabilities of societal disequilibrium What is dysfunctional for one group is functional for another Conflict Theory focuses on social forces that produce Instability Disruption Disorganization Disharmony Tension Conflict Based on the following premises Social change is omnipresent (Every society is subjected at every moment to change) Social conflict is omnipresent Every element in society contributes to its change Every society rests on the constraint of some of its members by others (power) History Proponents
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