A* Grade Essay: Assess the usefulness of Marxism and other conflict theories of our understanding of society

2071 word essay on the above title.

Essay covers:

  • Marxism
  • Neo-Marxism
  • Radical Feminism
  • Marxist Socialist Feminism
  • Liberal Feminism
  • Black Feminism

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A2 Sociology 3rd February 2011
Unit 4 ­ Theory



Assess the usefulness of Marxism and other conflict theories of our
understanding of society.

Marxism is a useful conflict theory in helping us to understand why there was obedience,
particularly in the past in society. Marx was seen as an economic…

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Unit 4 ­ Theory



Harvey, a neomarxist, helps us in our understanding of the current economic situation
of society, and the reasons why many nations haven't entered Communism as Marx
predicted. He argues that the move to postmodernity is a result of economic changes in…

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Unit 4 ­ Theory



tensions and stress. By men just being there and providing support, it makes the
woman physically dependent on the man. The mere fact also that a woman relies upon
a man's sperm to have a child gives that aspect of dependency…

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Unit 4 ­ Theory



Mirza (1992) is a black feminist who helps us to understand why the position of black
women in society is worse than those of white women. She argued that although Black
British women suffer many of the same problems as White…

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