Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

class in itself the proletarians share a common class

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Unformatted text preview: profit generated by the creation of surplus value and therefore no more exploitation, instead wealth generated in production would be distributed to all workers only after some of the funds have been set aside for education & health facilities & social services 2nd stage: COMMUNISM is a social formation in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and proceeds according to ability & needs; characteristics of communism according to Marx is there would be change in state; the state would be replaced by a decentralized non-authoritarian system of administration of a society by all the people; it is not clear exactly how this decentralized system would actually be organized and operated; there is greater equality & fairness in this social formation; quote from Marx- under communism this would apply: "from each according to his ability to each according to his needs" what he meant was people would be put into society what they can, people would be doing what they are able to do people would get out of society what they need, some people have greater needs than others Emile Durkheim A Biographical Sketch of Durkheim A.) Early Years Durkheim was born in France during 1858 He was of Jewish background His father, grandfather & great-grandfather had all their rabbi's Durkheim considered following his family to become a rabbi By the time he became a teenager, he began rejecting his Jewish heritage and did not want to become a...
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