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Unformatted text preview: Week 1 Lecture Week 1 Lecture (bourgeoisie) and those who sold their labor for a wage (proletariats). The bourgeoisie were like the elite and the proletariats were like the working classes. They are always in conflict with one another over their employment. The bourgeoisie always want the proletariats to make more of a profit and the proletariats want to have a higher standard of living. We could use a triangle to represent this paradigm. A triangle that is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom illustrates how there are fewer people at the top who control the majority who are at the bottom just like in a hierarchy. Arrows in the triangle point from top down to represent the power of the bourgeoisie over the powerlessness of the proletariats. The only thing that could be done to alter this power arrangement would be for the proletariats to rise up and...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course SOCI 1 taught by Professor Gibbs during the Fall '09 term at Foothill College.
- Fall '09