Ideological conflict is the mental, verbal or physical manifestation of rivalry among groups that share opposing world views. For example, scholastic and scientific debates among members of groups that believe in divine ... More »

Conflict theory refers to a group of perspectives within sociology that explain society in terms of the discordance between social groups. These perspectives run contrary to structural functionalism, which defines societ... More »

African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans are examples of cultural groups found in the United States.These cultural groups share cultural practices, traditi... More »

Communal families, also called communes, are groups of people who live together, share properties and often follow a set of rules and guidelines for living daily life. Some communes are formed by people with specific rel... More »

Culture functions as a way to bring a group of people with similar interests, backgrounds, and beliefs together while shaping their views of the world. Culture strengthens bonds between people and can easily change and e... More »

An ideological perspective is defined as the theory by which a person or group bases their moral judgement. This point of view often determines how a group or individual will act when faced with a societal or moral chall... More »

Social reform is a movement that seeks to change the social and political views of marginalized groups. Social reform movements involve the marginalized group and the activists in an effort to change political policy whi... More »