Social Conflict Theory

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The social conflict paradigm is a theory based on society being a complex system characterized by inequality and conflict that generate social change. Personal life experiences dictate me to believe this theory is true. Discussion of the theory in question and how it pertains to myself will be covered in the paper. Social conflict can be seen all over the world we live in: in sports, politics and normal social engagements. The main point I have experienced with this theory would be the fact that I don't come from a rich, powerful, and prestigious family, which in turn limits my chances of being successful. Karl Marx studied social conflict His entire life and wanted to reduce social inequality. Wheatley-2 The social conflict theory can be …show more content…

Social conflict also tells me that I am better off than others who aren't even able to attend college due to their backgrounds. A lot of people upon leaving high school have to jump in the work force right away and support their families. This makes it hard to change their social stratification and provide a better situation for their children. Social conflict puts myself in a less fortunate position than others. My parents come from a middle class family, which puts me at a greater chance of being a middle class blue-collar worker. I am divided from the prestigious and am put in a position where I have to work twice as hard to accomplish a goal. Social conflict is division based on social inequality and I am divided from the rich Wheatley-6 and powerful because of my background. There is not a question whether I can achieve my goals or not because I do have the opportunity; however, as I stated before I am at a disadvantage of accomplishment due to my social ranking. Social stratification is the result of social conflict. Social conflict theory states that money is more important than life itself. Many rich people have obtained their affluent way of life by exploiting the earth and the poor in the less-developed countries, poisoning the air and water in the process. This sends out the message that money is the most important in possession in life, more important than the air we breath. Social conflict does not give the same advantages to all and


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