Class Notes (806,520)
Canada (492,274)
SOAN 2111 (130)
Linda Hunter (126)

October 31.docx

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2111
Linda Hunter

October 31, 2012 British Enlightenment: Smith, Macaulay and Wollstonecraft - many writers sought to find a new basis of order I. Context: Industrial Revolution a. Intro to industrial revolution and other social forces in the development of sociological theory - people became aware that their world was not an inevitable fate, but a society created by and serving the interests of human beings - Social Conditions and Political Revolutions o trying to find a new order in society that would be for the better o interest in social order was very extreme at this time - The Industrial Revolution and Rise of Capitalism o Not just a single event but many interrelated developments that culminated in the industrial world o Industrial revolution involved from the western world to the ovewheliming industrial system o Many people left farms for work o Few people profited greatly while people worked long hours for low wages o Reaction against industrial system and capitalism in general followed to a labour movement as well as to various radical movements that were trying to overthrow the capitalist system o Involved sociologists greatly – Marx, Durkheim, Weber, kind of Simmel - Rise of Socialism o Karl Marx favoured this o Solution to all the industrial problems o Many theorists opposed the rise of socialism o On one side, Karl Marx who was very interested in the overthrow of the capitalist system and was a huge supporter of it  Spent a great deal of time criticizing aspects of capitalist society o Weber and Durkheim opposed to socialism  Saw the problems of the capitalist system but rather than revolution, they looked for social reform - Religious Change o Within religious lives, sociologists wished to improved peoples lives and wished to do so by writing about religion - The Growth of Science o Many early sociologists wanted to model sociology after the successful physical and biological sciences - The French Revolution and Industrial Revolution o Nisbett – the Two Revolution o Words – rich period of word formation  Proletariat, conservative, democracy, equality, bourgeoisie, o Changes in methods of production began in England about 760 and resulted in the replacement of the domestic system of manufacturing by the factory system o Broad economic and social consequences resulted b. Images of the industrial revolution and discussion (Nisbett) i. Condition of labour – the working class becomes a subject or moral and analytical concern – workers no longer given rights and decline of status among
More Less

Related notes for SOAN 2111

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

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

Sign up

Join to view


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.