"Conflict theorists emphasize the inevitability of coercion, domination, conflict, and change in society. The conflict perspective is based on the idea that society consists of different groups who struggle with one another to attain the scare societal resources that are considered valuable, be they money, power, prestige, or the authority to impose one's values on society. For the conflict theorist, a social problem exists when a group of people, believing that it's interests are not being met, or that it is not receiving a sufficient share of resources, works to overcome what it perceives as a disadvantage.
What is the conflict perspective on religion
We have deliberately used the term units to emphasize that either individuals or groups of individuals can be the parties in exchange relations. Central to the exchange perspective is the view that all social relationships-whether between lovers or nations-are a process in which each party seeks to make a net profit from what it must give up to obtain valuable goods from the other party. Like the conflict perspective, the exchange analysis holds that when units receive less than they give up, tension and conflict are likely to occur. When the exchange of resources is considered equitable, some degree of stability in relations is likely.
Beyond Anomalies: Rethinking the Conflict Perspective on ..
It is one the main theory in the conflict perspective domain which is greatly influence by the Marxism, in this theory Coser dealt with conflict within the group, here he tried to establish the fact that conflict within the group is likely to benefit the group as it helps to establish the unity and cohesion, but he failed how the types of conflict and social structure are dependent on each other. He put forward that conflict which concern goals , values do not contradict the basic assumptions on which it is based, but it is not possible in today’s state of nature as all the conflicts which has goals, value, interest vested in it will end up affecting the very foundation of any relationship on it is based. This theory I not at all universally applicable as it says that closely knit group in which there exist a high level of interaction they don’t clash but as it is known and heard that the most closely knit social structure tend to fall when they claim to scarce resource and prestige. One more fallibility it shows that if any social group is closely knit then they will accumulate the high intensity of hatred. Here he shows that loosely structured group and open societies have less conflict than closely bonded but in reality the loose structure will fall into each other more often on immediate and direct claims. It says that if frequent conflict help revitalize the norms and form new norms, but in reality conflict on concrete claims can bring new norms but daily conflict won’t be able to form new norms or reassess an existing norm. Integration Model of Class Conflict – Ralf Dahrendorf The main fallibility in the theory of integration of class conflict is that he could able to foresee in future, he went on to oversimplify the revolution of class-conflict theory of Marx in which he failed. Dahrendorf proclaimed the integration and class conflict is of equal theoretical utility which was his biggest mistake which took his universality. To demonstrate his superiority with regard to a specific problem, Dahrendorf examined stratification and its relation to the state but at the end it was went into conformity with the Durkheim and Parsons. Overall, this theory of class conflict assumes the inevitability of contradictory interests with respect scarce value. Emile Durkheim Vs Karl Marx The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were full of evolving social and economic ideas. These views of the social structure of urban society came about through the development of ideas taken from the past revolutions. As the Industrial Revolution progressed throughout the world, so did the gap between the class structures. The development of a capitalist society
As a economist and theorist Marx uses the conflict perspective.