Exam2 Study Guide - a Labor intensive capital-intensive b Factory workers replaced by machines c Increased reliance on fossil fuels 2 Second

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Principles of McDonaldization of Society 1. efficiency 2. quantification and calculation 3. predictability 4. control Marx’s levels of worker alienation 1. from the process of production 2. from the product 3. from the family and the community of fellow workers 4. from the self Marx’s class: status in society was based on his or her relationship to the means of production and sources of income. - Wealth, income, and position Weber’s class: people’s class standing depends on their marketable abilities (work experience and qualification). - Added education, family background, or occupation Welfare State – Exploitation of workers decreased 1. Creation of labor unions 2. Profits redistributed through taxation and welfare policies 3. Welfare policies provide safety nets Technological Changes 1. First wave (early 1950s)
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Unformatted text preview: a. Labor intensive capital-intensive b. Factory workers replaced by machines c. Increased reliance on fossil fuels 2. Second wave (late 1960s) a. Capital-intensive technological-intensive b. Transition to high-tech economies c. Increased reliance on inorganic chemicals Government policies/trends supporting economic growth 1. Elimination of welfare policies 2. Declining support for unions (most complex) 3. Deregulation of industry 4. Corporate subsidies and tax breaks Evidence of Legitimacy Crisis 1. National Level a. Declining trust in government b. Increase in citizen apathy c. The emergence of grassroots movement 2. Global Level a. Anti-globalization Movement b. International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SYG 2000H taught by Professor Brentmarshall during the Fall '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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Exam2 Study Guide - a Labor intensive capital-intensive b Factory workers replaced by machines c Increased reliance on fossil fuels 2 Second

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