Week 2 Marx

Week 2 Marx - The Sociological Imagination Karl Marx onward...

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Unformatted text preview: The Sociological Imagination Karl Marx onward Goals De-naturalize What Max Weber calls dis-enchantment Organization of societies, human behaviors, and actions are social and historical NOT natural occurrences nature is an ideology concealing social processes and inequalities Karl Marx (1818- 1883) De-naturalize capitalism (the social organization of the society he finds himself in) To understand modernity and Its underside (TWO sides of society) Industrialization in Europe 1800s (Germany, France and England) Underside - Human Destruction Marx, The worker becomes poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and extent. The worker becomes a cheaper commodity the more commodities he produces. The increase in value of the world of things is directly proportional to the decrease in value of the human world. (Alienated Labour) Progress of Industrial Production Increase in value of what? For whom? 19th Century Representations Decrease in Value For whom? 19th Century Representations Alienation the breakdown of the natural interconnection between people and their productive activities, the products they produce, the fellow workers with whom they produce, and with what they are potentially capable of becoming. effect of capitalism...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2009 for the course SOCY 203 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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