Sociology and economics section 3 review - Sociology and economics section 3 review Theorizing the Transition to Capitalism Karl Marx Marx considered

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Sociology and economics section 3 review Theorizing the Transition to Capitalism Karl Marx Marx considered capitalism fundamentally flawed and inevitably doomed Marx saw alienation as the basic state of being in a capitalist society – alienation is a condition in which people are dominated by forces of their own creation that then confront them as alien powers – For Marx, there were four forms of alienation under capitalist production Alienation from the product – because of the division of labor, capitalist workers are no longer masters of their products Alienation from the process – labor is forced by economic need and its rhythm is controlled not by the worker but by some other force Alienation from other people – Marx believed that capitalism turns all relations into market relations – our relationships with others become conditioned by the ethic of capitalism which is profit maximization – think about how time becomes
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