SOCY 7352X Social Conflict

3 hours; 3 credits

Major social bases of conflict: class, status, racial, generational. Means of conflict: nonviolent resistance, rioting, vigilantism, terrorism, guerilla warfare, revolution. Factors contributing to escalation and de-escalation of conflict. Termination and consequences of social conflict. Focus on theories of social conflict advanced by Marx, Simmel, Coser, Dahrendorf, others. Conflict in contemporary United States.



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