Conflict Theory : A Theoretical Framework

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d.) conflict theory/ pg.27: a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources.

The video shows a lot of conflict theory in its underlying themes and details. All of the different families in this film are competing with each other for work. The scarce resources in this case is the work. This is why so many of the families migrate and follow the work wherever it goes. They are competing to try and do as much as they can to get the money they need to survive. The resources are scarce and sometimes it is very tough for them to find work. Many of them are turned down and told that there is no work. As they compete for these resources it is a game of survival of the fittest. There is nobody there to make sure they are alright and many of the members of the families struggle. They compete so much for these other resources that they lose sight of other goals that they have in their life. Many compete so much that their children cannot finish school, have long lasting friendships, or even enjoy milestones in their life. You can see that it is affecting their children emotionally and physically. As they compete for resources their children get sucked deeper into the lifestyle with no sign of escaping any time soon. The conflict theory explains to us the fact that these groups are struggling to get the work they need to support their families. From the outside we may see a lot of work to be done and the families…
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