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Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 5

influence of political economy the study of the

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Unformatted text preview: stly, he was critical on the general acceptance of capitalism; secondly, he was also critical on the failure of the political economists to see the inherent conflict between capitalists and workers This is a very conservative analysis being offered by the political economists Marx wrote one of his major works- "Capital"- A Critique of Political Economy; Marx challenged conservative political economy Marx advances his own alternative political economic analysis 5.) Early Rejection of Marx In the United States, Marx's ideas were ignored by sociologists since his ideas had little impact on sociological theory In the 1960s, sociologists began to notice his ideas- his ideas were about social change 2 main reasons why early sociologists rejected Marx- Firstly, early sociologists did not like Marx's ideology and they were interested in conservative ideology (keeping...
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