Sociological Perspectives : Conflict Theory Essay

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This paper will discuss one of the three main sociological perspectives, conflict theory. The other two main sociological perspectives would be functionalist and symbolic interaction but will not be talked about in this paper. Also this paper will include the history, concepts, main points, examples and my own personal reflection. Conflict theory is a very important sociological perspective because it includes many important aspects in our lives that will be discussed throughout this paper.
According to Jörg Rössel from Oxford Bibliographies he says that conflict theory is “assumes that societies exhibit structural power divisions and resource inequalities leading to conflicting interests.” Which in my own opinion is completely true, conflict theory is all about social order, and the compition between who has the power and who doesn’t. The begining of the conflict theory began around the 18th century from the ideas of a great German theoriest and political activiest, Karl Marx (McClelland, Kent2000). This perspective mostly became so strongly influenced in our world today because of the way Marx seen how the world was being structured.
Therefor, Karl Marx was born on the date May 5,1818 in a German town called Traves. Growing up Marx had a great future ahead of him and devoted his life to the solution of the problem of poverty. Karl Marx thought that the thought of poverty was evil and he wanted to fix it to make the world a better place, which soon enough he did. He was…

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