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Unformatted text preview: needs. In general, conflict theorists stress that social life is characterized by conflict between the "haves" and "have nots." This conflict is rooted in competition for scarce resources. Obviously, the "haves" (or bourgeoisie) have a distinct advantage in this conflict because they have more access to and control over scarce resources. Emphases: Conflict theorists focus on the effects of inequalities of power and rewards. .. They ask: Who benefits and who suffers from existing arrangements? They also believe that change occurs as a result of conflict between competing classes (i.e., the haves vs. the have nots) or interests. .....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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