SOAN*2112 Classical Theory Lecture Note

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new technology, inventions, supplies of raw material = antithesis, opposite of what existed before. Historical development cant sto pat this stage, what happens is the order or society being entrenched ahs to be overcome by a social revolution which creates a new order of production (synthesis) history is a process of oconnitnous creation, satisfaction, and creation of new needs. society based on tracing the progression of the division of labour from society to society. each society has an oppressor and an oppressed. Conflict is always there because oppression is always there. the handmill gives you a society with a feudal lord, the steam mill a society with industrial capitalism . labour is organized fiferent according ot the instruments they dispose over. Still owners and workers of the means of production. As the instruments of the production vary, so does the division of labour.