How to Discuss Functionalist and Conflict Theories
Functionalist and conflict theories are both major social science theories relating to the individual, the collective and society. Functionalism looks at the way that the individual and society interact to create the things necessary for a society to be formed. Conflict theory examines the societal structure with materialism, and work, being the most important contribution an individual can make to the whole. Functionalism is based on the work of French sociologist Emile Durkheim, while much of conflict theory is based upon work done by Karl Marx.
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The system of atonality or 12 tone music was pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg, who was born 1874 and died in 1951, and Anton Webern, who lived from 1883 to 1945. During this time period, the concept of conflict theory, paralleled in Marxist philosophy and the ideals of communist societies, was also taking form. Its basic tenets held that if an individual is greater or has greater possessions than another, others are victimized. Therefore, a truly just society would have members who were equal in every way. Just as philosophers, psychologists, and politicians tried to implement the ideals of conflict theory in society, composers tried to reflect these ideals in music.
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CONFLICT THEORIES AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION