Theoretical Framework Of Conflict Theory

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Imagine a world where there is no war, destruction, or conflict. That statement has be thought of or come across to billions of people if not everyone but will never happen. The purpose of this essay is to inform about the theoretical perspective, in sociology, of the world using the conflict theory. This essay will discuss the framework of the conflict theory, why I chose the conflict theory, and why the other options were not chosen. There are three theoretical perspectives that sociologists use to see society, which include the perspective of structural functionalism, the conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Structural functionalism was based on by Emile Durkheim. Emile described structural functionalism as, “society is a system of interconnected parts that work together in harmony to maintain a state of balance and social equilibrium for the whole” (Durkheim, 1964). Because societies working together in harmony, it gives the perspective deficiency to deal with social change as well as power. The conflict theory was based on by a man named Karl Marx, who thought of society as a “dynamic entity constantly undergoing change driven by class conflict” (Boundless, n.d.). The conflict theory sees society as brought up in different groups that are in continual battle for gaining power, wealth, and status. Another way to look at the conflict theory is seeing society as a never-ending competition to be the best. Since social stability is nonexistent, society is
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