Interaction Theory Of Conflict Theory

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1. THE CONFLICT THEORY. Conflict theory talks about the social conflict between the poor and the rich. Of the classical founders of social science, conflict theory is most commonly associated with Karl Marx (1818–1883). Marx posited that capitalism, like previous socioeconomic systems, would inevitably produce internal tensions leading to its own destruction. Marx also ushered in radical change, advocating proletarian revolution and freedom from the ruling classes. According to Karl Marx there are two groups of people in the society, Capitalist: This are the owners of the means of productions. They are people who own factories and other productive enterprises. Their goal is profit, which results from selling a product for more than it costs to produce. They can also be called the ruling class and they influence how policies and laws are made to favor them and oppress the masses. Proletariats (Workers/Working class/Low class): This are the people who provide labor necessary to operate factories and other productive enterprises. They are viewed as commodities (they sell their labor for the wages they…show more content…
Subjective meanings are given primacy because it is believed that people behave based on what they believe and not just on what is objectively true. Thus, society is thought to be socially constructed through human interpretation. People interpret one another’s behavior and it is these interpretations that form the social bond. These interpretations are called the definition of the situation. Herbert Blumer, a student and interpreter of Mead, coined the term symbolic interactionism and put forward an influential summary of the perspective, people act toward things based on the meaning those things have for them and these meanings are derived from social interaction and modified through
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