Sociological theories-conflict vs consensus (summary)

These notes are ones that I made for my exam, and really helped me revise and get the top grades.

This is an overview of the main theories to sociology, including functionalism, marxism, feminism and weberism.

They're set in mind map/bullet point format.

I hope they help y'all, and good luck :D

P.s.These notes may contain some minor grammatical errors like spelling misakes, but all information is correct.

P.p.s. I sat the exam in June 2013 btw

Feel free to check out my other Sociology notes, aswell as my psychology ones :D

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Overview on Sociological
10. therefore the society has 11. This communism
12. It's a
gone through a REVOLUTION. is the aim of the 1. Conflict
macro theory
This leads to a state of Marxists. theory
COMMUNISM- no class
2. Believe there is class
conflict between different
9.But when they do realise the
unfairness the workers get together
3. Therefore society is in
(collective power) and demand
changes e.g. strikes/ unions. They
are now experiencing `Class Marxism
consciousness'. 4. Believes there is
conflict between upper
and lower class.
8. However, they
don't` realise they're 7. The exploitation (low 5. Believe that in todays
being exploited so wages) leads to the owners 6. The Capitalistic society, there is
are in a `false class making more profit. This proletariats are conflict between the
consciousness''. increases gap between exploited by the business owners/upper-
upper and lower class. bourgeoisie. class (Bourgeoisie), and the
workers/lower- class
Social Action Theory-Weberism
· Put forward by Max Weber.
· Opposite of structural theory, as it observes the behaviour of
individuals, and how they effect society.
· Therefore it's a macro theory.
· Also known as `Interpretive Perspective', because they focus on how
people interact with each other, and the meanings/motives behind their
· Opposite theory of Functionalism and Marxism.…read more


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