Social Conflict Theory in Sociology: Definition & Contributors


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A man named _____ is considered the father of social conflict theory.

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1. To a social conflict theorist, a worker in a factory would be considered a:

2. The term _____ means the experience of isolation and misery that results from feelings of powerlessness.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The social conflict theory was held by theorists as the reason behind many societal inequalities, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your ability to identify the contributors to this theory and definitions of the words associated with their beliefs.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the identification and definitions of:

  • The father of social conflict theory
  • What a factory worker would be considered to a social conflict theorist
  • The term for the isolation and misery resulting from powerlessness
  • W.E.B. Dubois' main concern
  • What perspective feminism falls under

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social conflict theory
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the social conflict theory and the emergence of concepts like feminism
  • Critical thinking - apply the ideas of the social conflict theory to examine information about social change and inequality in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as capitalists and proletariat

Additional Learning

To learn more about the contributors to and beliefs of the social conflict theory, review the corresponding lesson on Social Conflict Theory in Sociology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define social conflict theory
  • Identify Karl Marx's theory
  • Understand the key concepts of social and class conflict
  • Define capitalist, proletariat, and alienation
  • Understand W.E.B Dubois, Mark Weber, and feminists' contributions to the social conflict theory