Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: each other in factories- this brought more of a working class consciousness 3.) Economic Crises depressions, recessions make it clear to the proletariat to workers that their interests are very opposed to those of capitalist; capitalists have to lay off workers due to depression & recession to try to reduce costs- this causes economic crises to workers 4.) Class Polarization Marx argues that there is deepening class polarization in capitalists; the Petty Bourgeoisie (independent producers or owners) also suffer under these economic crises; Marx expected that this middle class would eventually disappear; the petty bourgeoisie would become the bourgeoisie if their enterprises rose; most would sink into the proletariat and the petty bourgeoisie would disappear; there is then a polarization between the two main classes (bourgeoisie and the proletariat) 5.) Class Homogenization in the beginnings of capitalism there were significant differences in still levels among the working class; these workers would have different types of skills; skill levels become similar due to technological advances and mechanization of production- skill differences are reduced, they become semi-skilled workers who operate mach...
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