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1 Conflict Theory HDFS 3301 Dr. Trejos History of Conflict Theory ± Rooted in sociology ± Attempts to explain differences between classes within society and the competition for scarce resources (economic wealth, political power, social status).
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2 Important Individuals ± Karl Marx is the father of conflict theory. ± Georg Wihelm Friedrich Hegel focused on the conflict of ideas. ± Marx took Hegel’s approach and applied it to a theory of social and economic change. ± Sprey defined the need for understanding conflict in families. Basic Assumptions ± Conflict theory focuses on the explanation of orderly as well as disorderly societal processes. ± It explains how and why stability and instability occur and under what conditions harmonious interpersonal bonds are possible.
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3 Basic Assumptions ± The nature of humans is that they are conflict oriented. ± Societies operate under a perceptual scarcity. ± Group dynamics are different in families than in other
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