Class Notes (839,092)
Canada (511,185)
Sociology (2,104)
SOCIOL 2S06 (332)
David Young (323)
Lecture

Marx’s Analysis of Change in Society (Lecture).docx

3 Pages
116 Views

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 2S06
Professor
David Young

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Description
Marx’s Analysis of Change in Society A) A Dialectical Perspective  Necessary to overthrow the capitalist system & move on to something new  Contradictions and conflicts that exist between opposites  Every social formation carries within itself the germ of its own destruction  Within every social formation, there will be a force or group in opposition to its ruling regime  Opposition  change in society B) The Transformation from Feudalism to Capitalism Factors Behind the Transformation 1) Changes in Production  Growth of large scale manufacturing  Demand for wage labourers  Growth of large scale farms  Increasing use of wage labourers rather than serfs to work the land 2) Feudal Lords were increasingly unable to compete with the large-scale farms  Started releasing serfs  Serfs started going to the cities  Became wage labourers working for the owners of factories Conflicts Leading to the Transformation  Conflict between the emerging capitalist class & the feudal lords  Pushed the feudal lords out of power  Moved to the capitalist mode of production  1) Confrontation & accommodation  2) Revolution  The bourgeoisie – dominant class under the capitalist mode of production  Major conflict with the proletariat C) Factors Contributing to the End of Capitalism 1) Growing urbanization  Propertyless serfs ended up going to the cities to search for work  Concentration of urban labourers  Contributes to working-class consciousness  Shared understanding of their circumstances leads them to rise up and start a revolution 2) Large-scale Production  Workers in close proximity in factories 3) Economic Crises  Depressions in the capitalist economy  Capitalists will lay off workers in the recessions/depressions in order to reduce costs 4) Class Polarization  The Petty Bourgeoisie – middle class in between Bourgeoisie & The Proletariat  Proletariat can clearly see who their opponents are  2 main classes in opposition to each other 5) Class Homogenization  Significant differences in skill levels  Number of them had craft skills  Technological advances and the mechanization of production  Differences are reduced  Working class become semi-skilled workers who operate machines 6) Deepening Immiseration
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit