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Sociology3 - 9/13/11 Sociology Weber: - Rather than a mod...

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9/13/11 Sociology Weber: - Rather than a mod of production made possible by the exploitation of one group by another, Weber saw capitalism differently - Capitalism is defined by the rationalization of production - Starts with culture, which transforms social structure Weber’s Capitalism: - Formal Rationality- involves people making choices of means to ends within the context of larger structures - Formal rationality emerged with capitalism, and involves people asking themselves, ‘what is the most efficient means of making a profit?” Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism: - Religion influences how the economy is run - Calvinists saw that there work was a calling from god, and that there fate was pre destined - Lutheran Protestantism said people could earn a spot in heaven by working hard, encouraged people to work no more then they needed to survive (no need for profit), only people that had a good live on earth had been chosen 9/15/10 Durkheim: - People are slaves to their passions and need to be controlled
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