Conflict theory


A level


8m 20s
In this podcast we will examine structural conflict theory. It will be discussed and critically examined through a focus on the Marxist perspective. Ideas of how it is a macro structural theory will be unpacked.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. What sociological perspectives would be considered conflict theories?

3. Explain the origins of class conflict according to the writings of Marx

4. Explain the term ‘false (class) consciousness’

5. How do diversionary institutions prop up capitalism?

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