lecture 9-13 - Sociology Lecture 9-13-07 Karl Marx born...

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Sociology Lecture 9-13-07 Karl Marx born 1818 in Russia Friend of Frederick Ingles “USA, wow plenty of wealth … why are 40 million in poverty?” – Marx reincarnated Something wrong with socialist structure. Began to analyze capitalist system In any given society the existence of one thing tend to produce a counterforce In Marx’s Time Capitalism thesis Alienated proletariat/ workers Antithesis = contradictions in present structure/ thesis conflict Worker’s Revolution Ultimately, Classless state Synthesis * = a new form/social structure *The conflict is not the synthesis. The new social structure is the synthesis Marx His main contribution in sociology: opening up the analysis of economic classes and economic conflict These issues have central place in the theory of how societies operate His work concentrated on capitalism and its internal conflicts Dialectical change—the process through which history is operated Conflict is inevitable in history: it is the normal means through which change takes place. A dynamic historical force.
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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