is a thorough overview of neo-Weberian and Marxist conflict theory

Conflict serves many functions in normal society. Now get this--Coser was the first sociologist to conceptually remove the diametrical opposition of Marxist Conflict theory to Structural Functionalism. Both approaches fundamentally agree on the structure of social life, rights and obligations, and the very real way in which persons are forced to live their lives. As it turns out, according to Lewis Coser, the only difference between the two, aside from minor corollaries, is that Conflict theorists hold a value that S-F Theorists do not. According to Conflict theorists, the way things are working out is morally wrong, unfair, and bad for everybody except the very rich. Functionalists feel that the way things are working out is natural, and probably good for everybody.

The Marx conflict theory begins with the notion that there are two basic groups of people within society – the wealthy and the poor.

(1985) chargethat feminism becomes "ghettoized" (p. 302) in sociology withinpresentations of Marxist conflict theory. The perspective of feminists oneducation, for instance, or the economic system or nationalism, are simplynot provided alongside of Marxist perspectives, even if the individual feministshave been called (or call themselves) socialist feminists. Publications,conferences, literature, and courses in the socialist-feminist theoreticalformat abound, but they are organized, presented, and attended by womenalmost exclusively; meanwhile, the overall presentation of the conflictperspective on such-and-such an issue-the stuff that the men teach, attend,read, pay attention to, learn about, and make mandatory for incoming studentsof the field-remains untouched. The underlying assumption is that "feministtheory" means women's stuff, i.e., feminine subject matter,rather than a different major theory of society in general.

302) in sociology within presentations of Marxist conflict theory

Marxist Conflict theory originated through the work of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and can. It's the natural consequence of teaching divide-and-rule Marxist conflict theory. Of course they never learn enough of the details of the philosophy to enable them to question it. So much for education. Let's have a Confucian reformation of names and change "education system" to "indoctrination system".

functionalism and Marxist conflict theory

Marxist Conflict Theory: Constant competition between the bourgeoisie (or the owners, wealthy, elite, haves) and the proletariate (or the workers, laborers, masses, have-nots) classes. Marx viewed the former to be controlling the means of production, namely the factory work, and thus were exploiting the workers.

It is classic Marxist conflict theory