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National Theoretical TraditionsGermanGeneral overall description of German theoretical tradition:The effects that capitalism has on people and the effects of people’s actions on capitalism. Theories of sociology among people and how they shape interactions between people. TheoristMain questions/ interests (i.e. what did they study?)Important terms/conceptsMain arguments/claims (i.e. what did they say?)MarxOppressiveness of thecapitalist system.RevolutionRevolution Capitalism Alienation – Breakdown of natural connection among people and nature (what they produce). People are productive: to survive, people need to work in and within nature to meet their necessities (food, clothing, shelter etc.)People are inherently social: need to work together to produce what everyone needs to survive. Capitalism erects barrier between people, the production processand other people. Alienation occurs because of capitalism. Weber (Religious) Ideas and theireffect on the economy.Economy Religious Ideas“Spirit of Capitalism” RationalizationBureaucratizationIdeas are autonomous forces that can affect the economic world profoundly. Protestantism Capitalism Formal Rationality: a concern for the actor making choices.