Sociological conflict is also defined as a confrontation of powers (Rummel 1975), with the power taking many forms and shapes. Power can be identive and assertive, altruistic and manipulative, coercive and physical or even expressive. Rummel (1975) has opined that "power can be intentionally directed, as are as are assertive and bargaining powers; one is directed wholly towards a person's body, as is force; and others are directed through another self, as are inductive and intellectual powers." Ultimately all these powers can have a major impact resulting in a conflict. Several other authors (John and MacArthur 2006) also opined that "social conflict refers to the various types of negative social interaction that may occur within social relationships (e.g., arguments, criticism, hostility, unwanted demands), and may include physical violence."
This paper is also forwarded to learn many sociological conflicts involving conflicts that will confront us in the way we think, challenge us to understand, and defend, conflict from multiple viewpoints and to know what exactly happens when ideas, institutions, and diverse actions are viewed from different perspectives (Harvey 2005).
The main concern here is of course, understanding and explaining the basics of sociological conflicts; by its basic definition, socia ...Show more