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Act I. Pre-Capitalism (Feudalism) “Use” Labor – Expresses self and true human identity Products have “Use Value” Personal Relationship “use” labor: do things yourself- design your pots as an expression of yourself-make them primarily for your own use-pat occasionally bargain with neighbor Chris’s weavings- primarily own use-occasionally bargain with neighbor Neighbors-happy get along
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Act II. Capitalism Labor: alienated from product, process, self, others Products produced for Exchange Value Relationships: People become like things, things become like people They have decided to sell their products-they are commodifying their products They sit their day and night making their products-and they become alienated from product, process, self , and others The products have relationships-they exchange with other products-so the products become more like people (PLOT TWIST) Commodification of Labor Owner (Capitalist; member of Bourgeoisie) Worker (Proletarian, member of Proletariat) Relationships: distorted; dehumanized (Rousseau), including family Commodification: make the products for money Commodification of labor: commodity fetishism Cars: sexy and powerful Some cars are gay and some cars are strait Act III. Communism Class consciousness Revolution Proletarian control over the means of production THE END *proletarian takes over control -people are no longer working to make money-they are doing it for personal pleasure/development-people continue to produce for other reasons than money- and they don’t necessarily do it all day long -production doesn’t go away it just is no longer driven by money Max Weber 1864 – 1920 “Arguing with the ghost of Marx” - Irving Zeitlin Key Biographic Points - Upper middle class German - Seems to have internalized the conflict between his parents and was unhappy at home as a young adult. Ended up with more money as time went on-his parents didn’t have a happy marriage and it seems that he took that upon himself-he had a major depression issue-father came to visit him and he gave a hard time for the way his father treated his mother and he kicked him out-and his father died shortly after and they never made up so he went into a 6 year depression
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MAX IS SO UNHAPPY!!! Key Biographic Points - Max had a very success academic career He married Marianne, who also wrote brilliantly -They lived well and spent LOTS of money - Max was affected by bouts of depression throughout his life -very smart did extremely well academically -marianne came from a very poor family but he was related to max Think of the rest of this lecture as Weber’s rant against Marx One major difference between Marx and Weber… Hegel: The conflict of ideas drives changes in material realities. Marx: Wrong! Material conflicts drive changes in ideas.
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