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Collins was an African American feministoBordieu talked about different types of capitalimportance of early natural scientists to the creation of classical sociological theory (individuals such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, etc.):Brought about a new wave of thinking by going against the church and going against norms during the enlightenment
how classical work has been applied or extended to contemporary social issues (examples):Marx is applied to the justice systemWeber is applied to your access to healthy food due to your social classKarl Marx-focus of his theorizing (what he sought to explain):Wanted to interpret the world but also change itWanted to generate class consciousness oHave working class recognize their place in the system and take over and become the ruling classConcentration of wealth, growth of monopolies, government economics, work conditions, business pursuit of profitrole as an activist and academic:He wanted to reform societyGet the laborers to stand up for their rights due to class consciousnesshow and in what ways his critique of capitalism continues to resonate with contemporary issues:People today are still being taken advantage of People are just working to make moneyPeople could make unions to get to a better placeSweatshopshis theorizing in relation to historical time period and the significance, his analysis on economic classes:Industrialization was just coming about, watched the downfall occurwhat classes struggle over:Bourgeoisie have the political and economic powerEvery class needed resources, there were very scarce resources
how and in what ways capitalism is exploitive:Reduces workers to their laborDoesn’t let them use what they’re good atLoss of power for laborersLaborers produced a surplus but weren’t reimbursed for itthe role of class consciousness:Can put workers back in control since there are so many more workersPower in numbersControl goods collectively, putting people back in powerhis views on and consequences of the condition of alienation:Alienation is inevitable in capitalismWork is alienating because people just working to make moneySelling your soulPeople feel foreign to the products of their laborhis analysis on the sources of value and the nature of commodities (use value, exchange value, labor theory of value, surplus value, exploitation), fetishism of commodities, cycle of exchange or circulation of commodities: