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SOC 1502 Intro to Sociology Discussion 1 What do you make of Karl Marx’s contributions to sociology? What perceptions of Marx have you been exposed to in your society, and how do those perceptions influence your views? Karl Marx’s theory on capitalism is a great contribution to sociology and a welcoming idea for economic struggle and liberation. According to the theory, the Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism had led to a massive increase in the wealth of society but also massive disparities in wealth and power between the owners of the factories (the bourgeoisie) and workers (the proletariat). (Little, Scaramuzzo, Cody, Griffiths, Strayer, Keirns and McGivern, 2014). The concept of this theory is interesting as it appears that humans will always be humans trying to balance between their needs and values within the society they live. Based on this theory, it also shows that there will always be a point of elastic limit or intolerable behaviour among people in a

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