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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC212H1
Professor
Nathan Innocente
Semester
Fall

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thSOC212Tuesday November 29 2011Lecture 10Radical and Conflict ApproachesThe ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas ie the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time the ruling intellectual forceSociety characterized by conflict not consensusConsensus is only temporary Power to create and maintain image of consensusYoull never had a total agreement in societyEverybody thinks when you think about conflict points of view everyone thinks about classbeing the most important variable The most important variable however is power Theory more concerned with the making and enforcing of laws rather than the behavior of offendersTwo poles of a continuum1Society composed of myriad struggling groups who strive to see their interests maintained or realized2Two classes present proletariat and bourgeoisie ruling class and working class both of which struggle for controlMany GroupsTwo ClassesSocial Background1950s and 1960speriod of optimismThings are going on the right track196575period of disenchantment with social orderDemonstrationscivil rights for powerless groups women minorities homosexualsRights movements Fighting for equality power Belief in flawed structure of government and CJSNothing is going on the right trackIntellectual BackgroundRelated to labeling but looks at social and legal structures responsible for labelsMacro level structures Radicalizing of academia encouraged the development of leftist and radical approachesRebirth of Marxs work Summary of Main Points
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