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Nature of what culture is like can be understood in the context of which society organizes in economic structure Feudal structure Peasants: grew food and others Demand for wool increased, price went up, farmers wanted to convert land to make more money; threw peasants off land, (1600s-1700s); starting to get more commerce and business within the towns, market system emerges, take jobs in towns Capitalism developed on basis of process of increasing commercial activity and change in agriculture; trigger: increase in price of wool which lead to desire to convert land to sheep pasture Explanation: no requirement of culture, ideology; simple economic phenomenon triggers this historical process Is it fair to think you can explain historical events without consideration of ideas? Marxism is a system of ideas: what will happen to capitalism, eventually system will self destruct; Ideas do matter-how ppl view the world has a major impact on even revolutions Weber: 1905 hospitalized: taught himself Russian in 3 weeks to follow rev in newspapers
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 315 taught by Professor Mizruchi during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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