- Words: 756
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Sociology
- Paper #: 37560993
The sociological theory known as Conflict Theory is characterized as one of deviance. In simple terms, it is the idea that "Life is characterized by conflict rather than consensus" (Hamlin, 2004). It is, perhaps some would argue, the state of the world today, both globally, and locally -- at least in the collective imagination of the "oppressed" masses.
In truth, there is much in support of the idea that the