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The Functions of Social Conflict

The Functions of Social Conflict

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The positive values of conflict for all societies come to light in this study. The author reveals how conflicts fulfill social functions such as the maintenance of group boundaries and the prevention of the withdrawal of members from a group. Critical of the view that conflict is dysfunctional, he demonstrates its inadequacies. In a series of basic propositions distilled primarily from the theories of Georg Simmel, Mr. Coser clarifies the functions of social conflict. These propositions are extended and related to such theories as those of psychoanalysis and empirical research.

ISBN: 9780029068106

Published Date: Currently Unavailable

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

Page Count: 188

Size: 8.44" l x 5.43" w x 0.64" h