Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: ed on property or services 2.) Comparison to Marx Weber makes a distinction similar to Marx Marx distinguished between those who have property (the bourgeoisie) Weber goes beyond the 2 class model: ended up seeing 2 classes associated with property and 2 with services Weber talked about 4 different classes: 1.) The existence of the Bourgeoisieowners of large amounts of property (ex. Factory owners) 2.) Petty Bourgeoisie owners of small amounts of property (ex. Farmers, and small business people These 2 classes were the property classes 3.) Intelligential and spets salary, non-manual employers (ex. Scientists, technicians, civil servants, managers & other white collar jobs); common= sold personal skills on the market (trained) 4.) Proletariat wage earning, manual labourers who sold their labour power on the market (no skills) These 2 classes were the service class (sell on the market) Weber saw existence of the middle class Thurs. Oct. 20th/11. B.) Middle Classes 1.) Weber's Analysis of Middle Classes Addressed the bourgeoisie, the petty bourgeoisie, the intelligentsia and spets & the proletariat Thought there would be fewer opportun...
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