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Unformatted text preview: ESS132 - 4-5-07 Social Function of Sport o Conflict Theory History of conflict theory Since the mid 1960s functionalism has been less popular and less influential Emphasis on equilibrium too conservative There is great sociological change occurring Conflict Theory Philosophy Karl Marx - Relentless class struggles over povetry and production Ralf Dahrendorf - Unequal distribution of power and authority o Those in power want status quo o Those without power want power o Power and Authority are finite Conflict Theorists Look At Function Resolution Regulation Theory based on advantages (not liabilities) of societal disequilibrium o What is functional for one group is dysfunctional for another Conflict Theory Social Forces Instability Disruption Disorga n ization Disharmony Tension Conflict Premises of Conflict Theory...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ESS 132 taught by Professor Dale during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07