Soc 140 Discussion Sept 11

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Soc 140 Discussion Sept. 11, 2007 Weber - divides society into two major classes (dominant and oppressed class) - Modes of production: feudalism, capitalism, socialism/communism - Feudalism: peasants/serfs (oppressed), feudal landlords (dominant), the revolutionary class is the bourgeoisie - Move from feudalism to capitalism by the bourgeoisie (resources and capital for innovation). Technological advances (small ones), expansion of trade, establishment of communication and transportation. Agriculture becomes mechanized. - All those factors give rise to the bourgeoisie (merchants). - Move from a rural to urban area, distinction between a town and city - The bourgeoisie rising economic power, struggle with the feudal lords to gain political power to establish a new state, wants to get rid of the church (secularism begins here, has an economic basis) - Under feudalism, the political, economic, and social power is held by the church.
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course SOC 140 taught by Professor Enriquez during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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