Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

large scale production the concentration of many

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Unformatted text preview: ines; since they are all becoming the same, this enhances their class consciousness 6.) Deepening Immiseration economic impoverishment; stems from the growing gap between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat; there is a growing gap between material and the living standards of capitalists and workers; essentially the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer D.) The Role of the Working Class in the End of Capitalism Marx saw a shift between the proletariats- he saw the working class would be a class in itself and/or a class for itself 1.) Class in itself the proletarians share a common class position; share it because they are excluded from the means of production; do not own means of production meaning they are in the same class position 2.) Class for itself the proletarians have awareness of their common class position; they also have a belief in the possibility of change (they have a fully developed class consciousness); the proletariat would then organize & transform society through a revolution E.) Beyond Capitalism Marx never gave details about how this working class...
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