Hbse_ppt_ch4 - Rogers A.N(2010 Human Behavior in Social Environment 2nd Ed New York Routledge/Taylor and Francis Sociological Theories Conflict

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Rogers, A.N. ( 2010 ), Human Behavior in Social Environment, 2 nd Ed ., New York, Routledge/Taylor and Francis,.
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Sociological Theories Conflict Theory Functionalist Theory Symbolic Interaction Theory Social Constructionism Feminist Theory Cultural Perspectives
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Conflict theory according to Marx Social classes are fighting for control of scare resources and power As resources become scarcer, conflict increases Conflict increases until change in status quo occurs Conflict is not necessarily violent. It could be… Differing opinions between two religious groups Competition between political parties
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Max Weber Conflict by a group requires a leader “Social” class was too limiting Georg Simmel As level of emotional involvement & solidarity to a group increases, level of violence increases W. E. B. Du Bois Scientific knowledge should be used to overcome inequalities Others’ developments Which group benefits (or suffers) from status quo? Who has power and how is it used to perpetuate inequality? How can these resources be distributed more equitably?
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The Family Families are institutions Serve as a means to pass tangible resources (wealth, power, privilege) and intangible resources (values, beliefs, attitudes) from one generation to the next Legitimize male power and dominance Health Care Medical industry holds great power in U.S.
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Hbse_ppt_ch4 - Rogers A.N(2010 Human Behavior in Social Environment 2nd Ed New York Routledge/Taylor and Francis Sociological Theories Conflict

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