ERIC Number: ED201940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
In Search of the "Missing" Conceptual Framework in Family Sociology: The Social Conflict Framework.
Farrington, Keith; Elliot, Joyce E.
The social conflict approach, i.e., any social situation in which social entities are linked by antagonistic social relations, constitutes a viable conceptual framework for studying the family. Increasingly, conflict is viewed as a central characteristic of family life. The social conflict framework can be used to study both social phenomena associated with the family as well as levels of family analysis: intra-individual role conflict, conflicts between family members, different groups within a social stratification, family units and external groups, and the family institution and other segments of society. A single conflict event can be conceptualized in terms of the issue, actors, interaction processes, relational context, cultural context, physical setting, and consequences. The social conflict approach emphasizes a basic social force heretofore largely neglected in family sociology. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Models
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (San Diego, CA, October 12-15, 1977).