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Unformatted text preview: • alienation – a sense of powerlessness caused by the division of labor • alienated from the product and the means of production alienation from process alienation from product – assembly line/ repetitive work – loss of self alienation from self alienation from others • creates a sense of meaninglessness • economic order is crucial => ideology, religion, social knowledge • division of labor brings a greater degree of alienation, a loss of work control, and a loss of self-expression • thus, management must trick workers into siding with them to overcome alienation • “religion is the opium of the masses” • false consciousness – workers who buy into the idea that their interests are the same as management’s...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course ILROB 171 taught by Professor Bacharach/sonnenstuh during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.
- Spring '06