Discourse of Social conflicts


Social conflicts are being motivated on basis of perceived values, needs, interests and these are the basic rudiments behind them. Different groups have different ideologies; traditional values that form their roots and results in unconscious states of discrimination among them and another group which somewhat shape the assumptions about the difference of human behavior. This difference results in the building of a social barrier that in the later stage due to suppression, aggression, or internal tensions and pressures results in the destructive approach to psychological conflict. The analysis of conflict actually focuses on the group’s linkage and their structural condition as societal oppression and economic exploitation result in an increase of diverse relations. According to Freud concept of basic instinctive and biological roots results in subconscious pleasure and when any kind of barrier comes in it develops a conflicting behavior on social-economic, political terms. Prompt perceptual prejudices due to social categorization result in the creation of division among the groups. A social and psychological context explains the structure of conflict that arose from the competition for power or control of resources.

Another major theme that is extracted from the socio-psychological approach is fear as an important psychological aspect of conflict or violence. Fear results in an increase of pigeonhole descriptions of opponents, perceived threats, misinterpretation of actions, false intentions. This concept of fear further leads toward the destructive approach of conflict, fear is chained in the process of escalation toward violence. As lack of needs, suppression of inherited norms results in intensification of negative feelings and depicting that opponent will further violate and deprive them of their rights. This concept of fear can be looked at through the lens of power relation as to how the objective and subjective needs of one group vary with the other. Fear of power asymmetry results in the disparity of resources among both groups and increases the struggle through violent means which results in conflict acceleration.


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