Social Movement: Conflict Theories
Focus upon emerging culture, ideology, generalized beliefs, and values in shaping social change and development.
Groups attempt to sustain and expand their “lifespace,” their hold on the ability to define proper values.
Focus on ethics and morality and who defines what is ethical and moral.
Complex agendas emerge as groups seek to expand their values to a broad spectrum of life.
Value-oriented groups do not see the government as an ally.
Typified by political righteousness, agents of cultural revolution.