Baldwin criticizes this use of violence. This criticism provides key claims, that along with other articles provide insight in the relationships between law, coercive force, and discretion. Using Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory”, as well as a few
I see collective actors and their actions and the consequences that they cause as the result of the mentioned social process and interactions: „So actors from this perspective are more like contested zones of ongoing debate than like physical objects. Instead of possessing a constitutive essence, actors-whether states or individuals- should be regarded as the product of ongoing constitutive practices” (Jackson 2004: 285). Through the analysis of their actions (in the thesis the engagement of diaspora) and their consequences on social reality (in the thesis the impact on escalation and de-escalation events in conflicts in the homeland) some characteristics of the collective social actor (in the thesis – Croat and Irish diaspora) are assessed. But the crucial part is that they are not assessed on impressions and adjectives such as “angry”, “motivated” or “peaceful” but in the practical engagement and the interpreted consequences on social reality. Thus the collective actions are visible for the researcher through language that was used to describe their actions, themselves and the consequences.
Race is and always has been a very sensitive issue, and historians are no strangers to that. However, in a historiographical perspective we have to pose questions and see whether there are any common trends among historical narratives. Not only that
Application of Conflict Theory to the Gun Control Debate Being a debate, the conflict theory is a very applicable theory that can be applied to guns/gun control laws and their roles in society. A debate is something that is associated with conflict, so by observing how deep and exactly in what directions this conflict extends, one might be able to understand this topic in a new light. In other words, by analyzing the very nature of this argument, this sociological perspective can be used to generate a deepened understanding of the debate on the extent of gun control laws. The Conflict Theory This theory was conceptualized by C. Wright Mills in 1948-1962 (Ralph Dahrendorf, Lewis Coser, and others also advocated this theory) as he was criticizing
The article, highlighted aspects of politics, ethnic and racial inequalities in the United States and as such I believe that the conflict theory best describes the problems. Crossman (2017) articulates “The Conflict theory states that tensions and conflicts arise when resources, status, and power are unevenly distributed between groups in society and that these conflicts become the engine for social change.” In simple terms, the conflict theory indicates that human behavior, in a social aspect, is a consequence of conflicts between competing groups. One of Mills (1956) most famous theories, the power elite, describes this
Alexander uses a variety of specific primary sources in chapter one. Verbal rhetoric was used to try to bring out emotions through pathos and by starting off with a violent topic to a less violent one. In addition, there were many primary sources in the sense historical events that Alexander uses to address the start at the root of the problem that led to mass incarceration. She uses a historical narrative to try to connect past events to the present day. Alexander uses the historical timeline of different historical events to try to prove a cycle that is occurring.
It is said that conflict is an inevitable part of every individual’s life and at some point every individual will come in contact with some type of conflict. According to Mitchell’s model of conflict, a conflict can be defined by two aspects, these being; behavior or attitudes towards a conflict. Mitchell developed his theory from a military view but it was suggested that conflict is not only an individual’s behavior or attitude towards a conflict but it can also be linked to incompatibility or “differences in issue position” which is known as ‘Positiondifferenzen’ ( Swanström & Weissmann , 2005) Therefore if conflict involves all of the above it can be defined as “intense interpersonal or intrapersonal dissonance between
Whilst conflict is inevitable Harding provides insight in describing conflict “as the beginning of consciousness”. Realistic group conflict theory (RGCT) offers a behavioural approach to conflict resolution demonstrated in Sheriff Robert Cave’s experiment. RGCT asserts that a real or imagined threat to one’s group interest often leads to conflict. Initially the situation presented with a competitive edge as the groups clamoured for the scarce resource . However, through working together, they were able to pool physical and financial resources to benefit both groups.
Abstract Communicating successfully with people from different cultures can be a real challenge. Cultural differences may lead to tensions, arguments, and even wars between peoples and nations. This paper deals with one of the most common problems in intercultural communication cultural shock, it introduces its concepts and basic traits, causes and symptoms, stages of adjustment and strategies of overcoming culture shock with the aim of improving intercultural communication competence for smoothing intercultural communication. Key words: Cultural shock; Intercultural communication; Stages of adjustment; Intercultural communication competence Wang, M. L. (2015). Culture Shock-One of Common Problems in Intercultural Communication.