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Conflict theories are perspectives in social science which emphasize the social, political or material inequality of a social group, which critique the broad socio-political system, or which otherwise detract from structural functionalism and ideological conservativism. Conflict theories draw attention to power differentials, such as class conflict, and generally contrast historically dominant ideologies. Many conflict theories set out to highlight the ideological aspects inherent in traditional thought.

Types of conflict theory

Conflict theory is most commonly associated with Marxism, but as a reaction to functionalism and the positivist method may also be associated with number of other perspectives, including:

See also


  • Stark, Rodney (2007). Sociology, 10th edition. thomas wadsworth. ISBN 0495093440. 
  • Lenski, Gerhard E. (1966). Power and Privilege: A Theory of Social Stratificaion. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 070371652. 
  • Collins, Randall (1994). Four Sociological Traditions: Selected Readings. Oxford University Press.. ISBN 019508702X. 
  • Thio, Alex (2009). Sociology A Brief Introduction. Pearson. 

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