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Unformatted text preview: is part of a machine, the labor of capitalism is about using workers as a means to an end. There is no equality in the means of production, the system is set up to have hierarchies and structure that are unquestioned. 3. Based on this analysis, under what conditions do you think Marx would argue that labor is not alienating? Labor would not be alienating if the worker was connected with what they produce. If the factory worker saw the car he produced, if he was encouraged in his belief that he was contributing to the greater good, then the labor may not be alienating. Even work within an industrial society, which is fueled by capitalism, can be fulfilling if it is properly structured and organized. The worker must know why he or she works, they must be a part of what they produce. The system must respect any and all workers, at all positions, as equal contributors to a greater whole....
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course SOCI 3220 taught by Professor Everett during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Spring '11
- Social Theory