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  Class conflict - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Class conflict is both the friction that accompanies social relationships between members or groups of different social classes and the underlying tensions or antagonisms which exist in society.
Class conflict is thought to play a pivotal role in history of class societies (such as capitalism and feudalism) by Marxists who refer to its overt manifestations as class struggle.
Class warfare is a term long-used by many socialists (including Marxists and communists, but also anarchists, democratic socialists, etc.) to describe social and political conflicts between classes (groups of people with a different relationship to the means of production, and to each other).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Class conflict
Class consciousness is a category of Marxist theory, referring to the self-awareness of a social class, its capacity to act in its own rational interests, or measuring the extent to which an individual is conscious of the historical tasks their class (or class allegiance) sets for them.
Classes are seen to have their origin in the division of the social product into a necessary product and a surplus product.
It is seen as the process of a "class in itself" moving in the direction of a "class for itself," a collective agent that changes history rather than simply being a victim of the historical process.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Class-conflict   (3254 words)

 Dahrendorf - Class & Class Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ossification of conflict fronts and the intensification of conflict began to be checked both by the very fact of organization of interest groups on the part of the proletariat and by the structure changes to which this organization led.
For Marx, classes are conflict groups under conditions of (a) absence of mobility, (b) superimposition of authority, property, and general social status, (c) superimposition of industrial and political conflict, and (d) absence of effective conflict regulation.
Historically, the problem of an analysis of post-capitalist society in terms of class may be formulated as one of the destiny of the "old" conflict between capital and labor, bourgeoisie and proletariat.
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 Class conflict - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Class conflict is both the friction that accompanies exchanges between members of different social classes and the underlying tensions which exist in society.
Regardless of the truth or utility of that doctrine class conflict exists and is expressed both in daily life and politically.
Sometimes class conflict results in violent struggles, either episodic, such as the Johnson County War in Wyoming in the 19th century, or chronic, such as the revolutionary atmosphere that prevailed in prerevolutionary Russia.
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Marx's emphasis on class conflict as constituting the dynamics of social change, his awareness that change was not random but the outcome of a conflict of interests, and his view of social relations as based on power were contributions of the first magnitude.
Classes exist insofar as there are those who dominate by virtue of legitimate positions (such as the Soviet factory manager, party chief, commune head, or army general) and those who are habitually in subordinate positions (the citizen, worker, peasant).
Class struggle or conflict, the active opposition of classes, is of course the meat of class theories.
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 Class Conflict
"Class conflict has gradually been diluted by growing affluence." "The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggle." This famous opening line from Marx Communist Manifesto refers to the struggle between the labouring, working classes and the bourgeoisie owners of the means of production.
The typical class conflict is typified as workers versus the owners, or bourgeoisie.
Conflict has been silenced by the surplus of labour, peoples fear of losing their jobs, by the exaggeration of the middle class myth and the ideological war that was waged some what successfully in the 1980s.
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Classes thus define a particular structure of conflict based on the defining differentia of the two classes, which is membership in the authoritative hierarchy of an organization or subordination to it.
Class conflict over the status quo in an organization must entail conflict over the legitimacy of these authoritative roles for the larger organization as well.
In every modern democracy conflict among different groups is expressed through political parties which basically represent a "democratic translation of the class struggle." Even though many parties renounce the principle of class conflict or loyalty, an analysis of their appeals and their support suggests that they do represent the interests of different classes.
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Classes are thus dispositional conflict groups, delimiting the propensity to oppose or defend the status quo.
Conflict may occasionally spread across such a society, but the freedom to remove political elites and influence public policy, and the conflict defusing function of competitive political parties, provide mechanisms for bargaining and compromise far short of revolutionary violence.
Marx's emphasis on conflict, classes, and their relationship to the state and social change, is a powerful perspective shared by the conflict helix.
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They always occur if the division of economic or other labor is modified, if new upper classes are formed in the course of technical, intellectual, or other progress, if existing or new lower or middle classes are threatened with destruction or with a change for the worse in their condition.
By the side of the aristocratic influential classes there is today in most countries a large middle class of peasants, farmers, small artisans, and traders, ready to antagonize the class egoism of the upper and lower classes.
These were class differences much greater than those known in the ancient civilized states, and the latter in their turn had greater antitheses than modern states.
socserv2.mcmaster.ca /~econ/ugcm/3ll3/schmoller/classcon.html   (7780 words)

 The Marxian Class Conflict Doctrine
The division of society into "social classes" is, in the eyes of Marx, sociologically and economically not different from its division into the castes of the status society.
All his books, pamphlets and writings turn around the concept of the social class and the essence of his political and economic program is the abolition of "social classes" and the establishment of what he styles a classless society.
The essential dogma of the Marxian philosophy, the class conflict doctrine which he and his friend Engels had propagated for many decades, was unmasked as a flop.
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As the field of conflict analysis and resolution has developed, scholars have shifted their focus from settling interest-based disputes in traditional venues to addressing profoundly alienated social relationships between people who do not have access to legitimated institutions for conflict resolution.
While such conflicts often have quantifiable interest-based and economic elements, these conflicts are fundamentally driven by qualitative issues, such as the need for identity and recognition.
He argues that "at the heart of the argument that labor-management disputes are proper subjects for dispute settlement, not conflict resolution, lies a tautological and often quite partisan assumption--that the parties to conflict are interest groups rather than representatives of social classes."(p.
www.colorado.edu /conflict/full_text_search/AllCRCDocs/rubenst.htm   (1030 words)

Marx asserted that class conflict is the prime force generating historical change; and Durkheim stated that occupational differentiation lessened consensus within society and hence altered the nature of social solidarity.
Class, as conceived by Marx, is defined in terms of economic resources and interests, and for the majority of men occupation is the best indicator of these.
Class awareness is simply recognizing that there exists attitudes and beliefs which are associated with classes, but once one is aware, one is free to accept or deny the validity of said attitudes.
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 Conflict Criminology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All conflict theorists have in common a conflict view of society, that is, that society is held together, not by consensus, but by competition and conflict between incompatible values and interests.
Conflict is inevitable given competing interests and occurs systematically in the struggle to obtain the prize of State power.
Conflict between authorities and subjects leads to the opening up and closing off of probabilities for success, and in a later work (Turk 1969) examines the anomalous category of mental disorder as a substitute for criminality.
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/301/301lect13.htm   (4792 words)

 Conflict Theory
The Marxist, conflict approach emphasizes a materialist interpretation of history, a dialectical method of analysis, a critical stance toward existing social arrangements, and a political program of revolution or, at least, reform.
This arrangement leads to two opposed classes, the owners of capital (called the bourgeoisie) and the workers (called the proletariat), whose only property is their own labor time, which they have to sell to the capitalists.
The class relations of capitalism embody a contradiction: capitalists need workers, and vice versa, but the economic interests of the two groups are fundamentally at odds.
web.grinnell.edu /courses/soc/s00/soc111-01/IntroTheories/Conflict.html   (1152 words)

 Pravda.RU John Fleming: The Nature of Class Conflict
Class privileges bear tangible and eminently pleasurable rewards, and to solidify them is the goal of social control.
If the lower classes in a rare instance happen to be both discontent and organized, their leaders constitute an eminent threat to the ruling class.
Whereas the small size of the band, in which relationships were face-to-face, precluded the formation of hostile classes, the growth of mass society was like the expulsion from Eden, with class conflict and the evils of impersonal hierarchy as original sin.
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It turns out the money is my share of the $18 million that Citibank put up to settle a class action lawsuit arguing that the bank had violated the Truth in Lending Act by counting its customers' payments as late if they arrived after 10 a.m.
The number of federal class actions doubled between 1997 and 2002, and Federalist Society surveys of corporations indicate that the number of state class actions also has risen dramatically in recent years.
One of the most notorious is Madison County, Illinois, which sees more class actions per capita than any other county in the U.S. and had a record number in 2003.
www.reason.com /sullum/011604.shtml   (762 words)

 Albion College Pleiad
Next semester, Edelmayer will be conducting a class, Conflict and Leadership, which will explore how people use communication to establish leadership and how communicating techniques tend to vary among different styles of leaders.
Conflict and Leadership will be offered weekly next semester from noon to 2 p.m.
The class, Conflict and Leadership, will teach students how to face conflict in communication and to make use of the opportunity it provides to eliminate potential problems, Edelmayer said.
www.albion.edu /pleiad/1998/11_13/features_2.asp   (534 words)

 Journal of Social History: Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, ...
Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97.
It is important in that Schneirov's fusion of class and politics yields a set of fresh insights that are likely to engage historians for a long time to come.
In this story, Schneirov makes clear, "mass parties and organization politics" were "as much terrains for the conflict and accommodation between classes and interest groups as they were autonomous political players" (47).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_4_33/ai_63699735   (332 words)

 Newman Study Site Dahrendorf
Their model classifies people as capitalists, workers, or petite bourgeoisie (primarily self-employed skilled workers and businesspeople) and notes that conflict among these groups is inevitable.
On the other end are members of the "obey class," workers who are subject to the authority of others but exercise none themselves.
However, they all share the assumption that people fall into different classes based on their ownership of the means of production and their ability to exercise authority or control.
www.pineforge.com /newman5study/resources/dahrendorf1.htm   (367 words)

A further aim of the course is to encourage students to understand conflict resolution as an evolving discipline that requires an appreciation of the underlying assumptions and practices that underscore conflict in the first instance.
In this sense, the practitioner of conflict resolution must be prepared to intervene in conflict while simultaneously undergoing a critical questioning of the choice, rationale and appropriateness of the conflict models and frameworks adopted, and how she/he may be part of broader societal and international processes that contribute to the conflict.
Conflict resolution in practice attempts to develop some of the basic skills required for effective negotiation and third party intervention in the dominant sources of post-cold war conflict.
www.american.edu /salla/cr-syll.htm   (3429 words)

 Katrina, Cosby and Class Divisions -- In These Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The class divide within the fl community is at a point I would characterize as a low intensity conflict.
To some extent these tensions are both class and generational: Jackson’s civil rights paradigm may resonate with beneficiaries of affirmative action, but it rings few bells with ex-inmates from the hip-hop generation.
The popular University of Pennsylvania professor, who also is an ordained Baptist minister, further charges that too many members of the fl middle class have abandoned the goals of the civil rights movement that made their existence possible.
www.inthesetimes.com /site/main/article/2356   (2365 words)

 Schryer, F.J.: Ethnicity and Class Conflict in Rural Mexico.
Schryer, F.J.: Ethnicity and Class Conflict in Rural Mexico.
F.A.Q. Ethnicity and Class Conflict in Rural Mexico
He shows that class, culture, and social organization are interconnected but vary independently and demonstrates that communal land tenure and corporate structures are compatible with class differentiation and even overt class conflict within peasant communities.
pup.princeton.edu /titles/4597.html   (236 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | S Korea's class conflict sparks fury
But his opponents see him as an outsider and a menace - some have called him an amateur who lacks the dignity to be president.
The opposition has now made its move, after many months of ferocious political conflict, and removed him from office - at least for the time being.
There is an element of class conflict in the current struggle.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3507722.stm   (726 words)

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