Essays Tagged: "Conflict theory"

the comparison of functionalism and conflict theory

Functionalism and conflict theory are two theories that influence the purposes of schooling. These two theories are bo ... e way these two theories explain transmission, as well as way functionalists are more accepting and conflict theorists want to change things. The two theories are similar in their views of structure a ... lly, economically, and socially ready for the world, while at the same time not showing any sort of conflict and accepting of the things around them and the ways in which they are done.Conflict theory ...

(4 pages) 398 3 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This is an essay discussing conflict theory in sport.

hool football to the NFL there is an obsession with the sport.The Dark side of the Game discusses a conflict theory perspective on the high stakes that surround the players in the NFL. Fame and fortun ... that their choice is to play, and not one of them would have it any other way.The book I read is a conflict theorist perspective. Green takes all of the negative aspects of life in the NFL and explai ...

(4 pages) 122 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The discrimination of women in the workplace from the viewpoint of the three basic theories of sociology.

orkforce - to compensate for these changes in order to reach equilibrium again.Another viewpoint is conflict theory, which stresses the competition between groups over limited resources. Conflict theo ... important in explaining the discrimination of women in the workforce, of the three, I believe that conflict theory is the most helpful because it deals directly with the issue of the unequal pay and ...

(4 pages) 303 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Functionalist View of Society

thers once outside the family. It seems to me that I would be more of a functionalist rather than a conflict theorist.In modern societies the boundaries between the functionalist theory and the confli ... identified in most societies. It seems to me that I would be more of a functionalist rather than a conflict theorist.As our textbook says, "Functional analysis is a sociological theory that focuses o ...

(2 pages) 156 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology. Explain what theoretical perspectives are. Name and explain the three major sociological theoretical perspectives and give examples.

three theoretical perspectives discussed here are symbolic interactionism, functional analysis, and conflict theory.Symbolic interactionism is a microsociological theoretical approach that examines sm ... special needs, roles will have to be redefined for balance to be restored.Like functional analysis, conflict theory focuses on large-scale patterns of society. However, whereas functionalists believe ...

(5 pages) 458 3 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Karl Marx

deas change with changes in the conditions of their material existence.Karl Marx was the founder of conflict theory, which argues that the competition of individuals and groups for wealth and power is ... ndividuals and groups for wealth and power is the fundamental process shaping social structure. For conflict theories, basic questions about a social structure are "Who gets what and why?" Marx was bo ...

(2 pages) 94 2 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Marx's Conflict Theory & the Fundamentalist Theory (and how it applies to Indonesia today).

1. Name and outline one theory of social change.The Conflict Theory of social change centers upon the premise that radical change in society is constant ... table, as existing social conditions will always contain the beginnings for a different future. The conflict theory has its origins in the writings of Karl Marx. Working in the late nineteenth century ... allenge the "exploiting" (the elite groups) and the existing social order. It is at this point that conflict between the classes becomes the mechanism for social transformation. According to Marx, thi ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Buckingham, and Child Abuse

profitable methods of research rather than quantitative and qualitative data, and functionalism and conflict theory he proposes an interactionist perspective. This essay is a review of the Buckingham ... am (1994: 80) describes two sociological perspectives for studying children and the media; firstly, conflict theory which condemns the media as an evil influence and portrays children as vulnerable an ...

(7 pages) 59 0 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

An Overview of Our Legal System

ted States, the two prominent theories about the underlying purpose of law are consensus theory and conflict theory. the basic purpose of our legal system is to ensure fairness in balancing individual ...

(1 pages) 121 0 3.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Social Structure

In order for us to understand why sociological theories could be classified into 'consensus' and 'conflict' perspectives. Let us first look at the definitions of these two concepts of consensus and ... e two concepts of consensus and conflict. Consensus is a concept of society in which the absence of conflict is seen as the equilibrium state of society based on a general or widespread agreement amon ...

(7 pages) 222 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Social Structure

reIn order for us to understand why sociological theories could be classified into 'consensus' and 'conflict' perspectives it may be best to first define these concepts. Consensus is a concept of soci ... y be best to first define these concepts. Consensus is a concept of society in which the absence of conflict is seen as the equilibrium state of society based on a general or widespread agreement amon ...

(4 pages) 178 1 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Explain why is it important to analyse deviance in society. Using examples to illustrate your answer, discuss what such an analysis can tell us about the social and political implications of deviance.

ower on what constitutes deviance, where two theoretical approaches will be highlighted, namely the Conflict Theory and significantly the Labeling Theory, in the context of homosexuality. We will furt ... the examination of the theoretical approaches in the studies of homosexuality as a deviant act. The Conflict Theory suggests that deviance is intentionally chosen and often political by nature. Indivi ...

(5 pages) 226 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marxist Theories.

This historical connection of Marxist theory with conflict theory presents an interesting paradox of a Marxism reared in the womb of theoretical struc ... al structures to which it was, and is, seemingly largely opposed. Marxist theory has in common with conflict theory an interest in explaining both law and criminal justice but rejects the multi- group ... his exploitation, Marx viewed the bourgeoisie and the proletariat as locked in deep and unavoidable conflict. The criminal justice system, in the words or Marx, is used against, rather than for the pe ...

(4 pages) 54 1 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Drug Abuse as a Social Problem: A Look at the Conflict and Functionalist Perspectives

tory of Drug Abuse, n.d.) The use of illegal drugs is increasing, especially among young teens. The conflict theory of social problems states that, "society is marked by conflict due to inequalities i ... nflict due to inequalities in class, race, ethnicity, gender, age, and other divisions that produce conflicting ideas (Kornblum and Julian, 2004, 7.)" Solutions to solve social problems include buildi ...

(10 pages) 390 5 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Stratification in America

.With my understanding of social stratification in America, I would have to say that I am more of a conflict theorist. Conflict theory suggests that competition and conflicts occurs very often in soci ... will eventually have to gain and some will just have to lose--this is how the game goes. At times, conflicts will be created, it is just unavoidable.According to Landis, every grouping of people has ...

(7 pages) 122 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Define the sociological theory. Describe 2 Theories

There are many different types of theories but the main and outstanding theories are the consensus, conflict and interpretive theory. These theories are used define and explain society, the consensus ... ystem in society and the church play's a similar role. It is somewhat seen as raring animals by the conflict theory because the child is grown according to how society wants them or how society is str ...

(3 pages) 113 2 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This essay will aim to discuss Durkheim and Marx in the context of sociology of religion.

t will briefly define religion and then acknowledge Durkheim being a functionalist and Marx and his conflict theory. Finally will then go onto compare and contrast both their ideas on religion.Religio ... group identity or form and this is seen as a good thing. Although religion can often cause war and conflict so therefore what Durkheim said is not the whole story, as society will become more complex ...

(8 pages) 91 0 4.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Prejudice

rs of other races or ethnicities as enemies. This is called the realistic conflict theory. So what started out as economic competition turns into hate and prejudice.Another o ... p (out-group). The in-group out-group perception of differences has created much hostility and many conflicts. Some groups have tried to exterminate entire societies. Right here in America, white sett ...

(1 pages) 320 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Social Psychological Analysis of Iraqi Prisoner Abuse by U.S. and British Military Officers

ors which drove the U.S. and British military officers to take part in such abusive behavior. Group conflict theory (Sherif et al., 1961/1988; cited in Kenrick, Neuberg and Cialdini, 2003, p. 362) whi ... et al., 2003, p. 363) may help explain the rationale for the prison guards' abusive behaviour.Group conflict theory proposes that as groups compete with each other, increasing animosity between the co ...

(7 pages) 41 0 4.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

'Critically discuss one 'individual' OR one 'social' explanation of crime. In critically discussing your selected approach, reference a criminal justice initiative that illustrates your argument.'

traits. Social explanations of crime further diverge into the two distinct schools of consensus and conflict theories. Functionalist or consensus theory share a common structural explanation of causes ... nsensus theory share a common structural explanation of causes of deviance; while interactionist or conflict theory primarily focuses on various elements of power-play, regarding deviance as an outcom ...

(6 pages) 93 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology