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Summary of Marx Marxian thought: Social theorists were trying to make sense out of the rapid social, political and economic change that had occurred in Europe in the late 18 th and early 19 th century. Marx also was specifically reacting to the German philosophers who based their theories on Hegel Major social changes affecting Marx Increased division of labor Increased concentration of wealth and poverty Increased private property ownership Increased technology and industrialization Beginnings of a global economy and imperialism All of these influenced the rise of capitalism, not just as a economic system, but as a social system. Primitive Accumulation People were forced from their land to work for others through privatization laws Created a large disenfranchised working class The wealthy gained control of the land and labor of these peasants. They paid the peasants less than they deserved.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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