National Traditions table - National Theoretical Traditions German General overall description of German theoretical tradition The effects that

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National Theoretical Traditions German General 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. Theorist Main questions/ interests (i.e. what did they study ?) Important terms/concepts Main arguments/claims (i.e. what did they say ?) Marx Oppressiveness of the capitalist system. Revolution Revolution 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 process and other people. Alienation occurs because of capitalism. Weber (Religious) Ideas and their effect on the economy. Economy Religious Ideas “Spirit of Capitalism” Rationalization Bureaucratization Ideas are autonomous forces that can affect the economic world profoundly. Protestantism Capitalism Formal Rationality: a concern for the actor making choices.

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