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REVIEW 16/02/2009 13:06:00 DSOC REVIEW FOR FIRST PRELIM: historical materialism economic science 3 social paradigms Functionalism  Conflict theory Symbolic interactionism   Putman – bonding or bridging capital capital hasn’t always been this structured or formed it took the form of information capitalism industrial capitalism merchant capitalism epistemology – how we know what we know ontology – nature of existence, nature of being
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personal trouble – conflict with an individual; their own fault do something stupid and lose your job social issue – affects broader range of people, society is affected if there’s a problem with the economy and have to lay off workers because of  that  Adam Smith:  People act in their own best interest (economic science) Intrinsic natural to borrow and trade – capitalism His ideas also come from religion – the invisible hand related to God Related the world to the quasi-religious paradigm of STOICISM: its ok to be greedy, bc  eventually greed creates wealth and the wealth is going to trickle down God created humans so he created capitalism Ideology (of economic science):collection of belief that helps someone see their world people act in their self interests and rationally the economy is self-correcting view the world with private ownership VERY centered on the INDIVIDUAL Ideology (of historical materialism): Class dominates the man; they are influenced by the greater society
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People acting based on their social position and dynamics what is the epistemology and ontology of historical materialism? Social dynamics: how you clothe and feed yourself; social class; the family 
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