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Karl Marx was a great influencer on sociology - Google Docs

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Karl Marx was a great influencer on sociology. He authored the "Communist Manifesto," stating that class conflict (social conflict theory) was the cause of social change. The he viewed as a dialectic process, meaning "a process of change over time based on the clash of historical forces characterized by a thesis, a conflicting antithesis, and finally their resolution in a new synthesis." This was defined as "a thesis (status quo) bears within it the seeds of its own destruction (an opposing view or antithesis). Marx had a strong critique of capitalism and part of his critique was explained by putting capitalist societies into several classes. 1) The bourgeoisie - the capitalists themselves - the ones who owned the means of production and payed people for their labor. 2) The proletariat - the workers selling their labor to the capitalist. Marx claimed the proletariats were exploited and underpaid and said their experience was that of a false-consciousness in

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