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Karl Marx Economics is THE source of social change. “The engine of human history is class conflict (resulting of economic difference).” Eventually socialism would emerge and then communism. Didn’t anticipate the large middle class Marx was the first sociologist to highlight the conflicts within society rather than focusing on how and why all of the parts are “working together” Max Weber 1864- 1920 Weber believed the religion was a major force of social change not just economics
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Unformatted text preview: Religious beliefs and practices allowed for capitalism to emerge. o Protestants believed that working hard, saving, and investing would bring financial success- a sign that one was favored by God. o Weber recognized the importance of the growing use of bureaucracy. How is bureaucracy different from earlier forms of organization? o Less nepotism Emilie Durkheim Introduced the idea of the collective conscience or shared social thought....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SOCI 1300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.

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