10-6 socio lecture 11

10-6 socio lecture 11 - Lecture 11: Max Weber's (vey-ber)...

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Lecture 11: Max Weber's (vey-ber) Theory of Class what question: what are the bases upon which people organize in groups to pursue their interests? Any way in people organize groups when in what kind of circumstances will people form groups I. Theory of social bases of group formation 1. Class, Status, Party (political) II. Class: a potential group based on shared/common life chances in a market 1. ie. where you go to college 1. one of your determinants in market – prestige of your degree 1. the degree matters to you, you can organize to protect it 2. why market? Why does it matter that its in a market? 3. When you have similarity in the market you are in, more likely to organize in classes 1. for example, oppressed californian railroad worker would not organize with a railroad worker in Germany – although in similar conditions, Weber would say that they would not organize in groups to strike 1. only among same labor markets 4. people likely to organize as classes when they have a common, shared determinant
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10-6 socio lecture 11 - Lecture 11: Max Weber's (vey-ber)...

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