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Classical Sociological Theory
October 31st, 2011
Manifesto as Literature
Ode to the bourgeoisie: feudalism -> capitalism
- Certain structure
- Starts with an ode to the “bourgeoisie”, would think it was a pro-capital book
- Ex. Oedipus
Tragedy of the Bourgeoisie: the Proletariat
- Tragedy in the classical sense : with just being the very best version of yourself, you destroy
- Create more private property and wealth , but in doing so, create a new class. That group is the
proletariat, those who do not have anything.
Proletarian comedy: communism
- Classical meaning of comedy : something that has a happy ending
Marx says yes, some societies were class driven
With the expansion of European colonies it created a whole new class where countries would be able
to sell to
Increase in demand and supply
Political rise of the bourgeoisie (Pg. 475) - took control of the gov’t
Revolutionary character - revolutionize all parts of ..?
Show the constant change in the evolution of life; there is always prospects of change
- wanting to try everything in the world, a sense of globalization
- change of values