SOCIOL 1000 Lecture Notes - Erving Goffman, Manifest And Latent Functions And Dysfunctions, Social Change

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Conflict theory - emphasizes the role of conflict and power in society. Sees conflict as an inevitable part of society. Addresses social issues at the macro-level: large-scale or systemic issues. Studied law in germany, writing a phd thesis in philosophy, turning to journalism after graduation. After the newspaper was shut down by the prussian government, marx moved to france. In france, marx met friedirich engles (1820 1895), a close friend and correspondent. After france, marx moved to brussels where he continued to write and join in various acts of political activism. At the start of the revolution, marx moved back to france, and then back to germany, starting up another radical democratic newspapers against the prussian autocracy. Marx continued to be a political activist and writer until his death in 1888. Although not around to experience his success, marx"s writings have been used by sociologists and philosophers for nearly a century.

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