WCT Soci1 Wk 2 Weber Class Status Party

WCT Soci1 Wk 2 Weber Class Status Party - distribution of...

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9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Max Weber (1864-1920) German sociologist. “Class, Status, Party”
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9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Marx: Class main determinant of life chances Marx: Owner of the means of production (Bourgeoisie) concentrates profit, wealth & power at expense of wage laborer (Proletariat)
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9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Weber, “Class, Status, Party” “Life chances” depend on distribution of power (chance to realize one’s will even against the resistance of others.)
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9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Power depends upon class, status, and political party Class: Based on competitive market exchange. Like Marx, Weber sees division btw. advantaged owners and disadvantaged non-owners But Weber sees distinctions w/in ea group, depending on market forces: Supply & demand for owners’
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9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Weber, Class, cont. Members of a disadvantaged class will organize only if can see that an unfair
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Unformatted text preview: distribution of resources & decreased life chances (transparency). Weber skeptical of a talented author who thinks that a class will inevitably become aware of its interests and organize. 9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Status Honor Exclusive Delimits social exchange, marriage Hierarchy threatened during economic upheaval Political Party affiliation 9/15/11 Soci1 UCSD Blair-Loy Relationship of govt. power to class? Marx: Political party mirrors interests of owning class Weber: Parties usually represent interests of particular class or status group. But potential for political party to be separate power base...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SOCI 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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