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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
B.Green
Semester
Fall

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Marx and Inequality October 25, 2011 - "victimless crimes" - incl. gambling, prostitution, etc. - Marx was a Utopian thinker, his version of communism was perfect equality for everyone - slavery = everything is visible - capitalism = nothing is obvious - Marx not responsible for communism - reason why Marx's work so important b/c talked about bottom line reality (ordinary working conditions, etc.) - Marx: bottom line is survival, and need to work to survive - economics stems from basic, ordinary material survival - work is in most cases, communal (we work together, ex. farming) - whatever the mode of production is, it also involves a networking relationship among the individuals working together - everything derives from how they survive - called historic materialism - after primitive communism comes family slavery - general slavery (conquer other ppl) - most other sociology based on superstructure( class, structures, ideology
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