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MarxLectureOutlineJune9 - Development of Sociological...

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Development of Sociological Theory Manjusha Nair Key points o Materialist interpretation of history o Capitalism as a mode of production o Simple reproduction model o o Value of commodities o Fetishism of commodities (and the secret behind it) Materialist interpretation of history? o History happens through dialectical materialism o o Division of labor increases in each stage of history Modes of production in history o Tribal communities o o Feudalism o Capitalism o ?
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Capitalist mode of production o Means of Production accumulated labor (what the capitalist has and the laborers do not have) living labor. o Social relations of production Class system under capitalism Class conflict Capitalist Production Process o Pete’s chocolate chip cookie producing factory: Pete brings accumulated labor (constant capital) Martha brings living labor (variable capital) o Simple reproduction model C+V =C+V+S c=constant capital v=variable capital s=surplus Capitalist Production Process
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o Pete’s chocolate chip cookie producing factory: Pete brings accumulated labor (c) o Simple reproduction model $400+$600 =$ 1300 ($400+$600+$300) c=constant capital s=surplus Capitalist Production Process o Pete’s chocolate chip cookie producing factory: Pete brings accumulated labor (c) Martha brings living labor(v) o Simple reproduction model $400+$600 =$ 1300 ($400+$600+$300) $400=cost of flour, sugar, mixer, oven, baking sheets
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 300 DoST taught by Professor Nair during the Summer '10 term at Rutgers.

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