Sociology 2240E Lecture Notes - Foxconn, Industrial Revolution, Fetishism

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Being told that inequality is bad we feel it"s bad because of the contents of the superstructure. Mode: overarching concept that is the combination. Means: (sometimes called forces) the tools/implements used to produce life and goods. Relations: the social roles undertaken by different groups in a production process how things act within the means who controls what, who does what, and why. Means: concentrated in private ownership: you don"t know who exactly you"re working for. Relations: two classes emerge the owners of the means of production (the bourgeoisie) and the working class (the proletariat) Capitalist mode of production: produces commodities, fundamentally changes the relationship of labour, new ideological apparatus in the super structure, found in the early and the late marx. Capitalism is unique because it only produces commodities: commodities are made to be sold, they"re also disassociated from the labour that produced them. If it has a use it can be either a product or a commodity.

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