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Lecture 5

SOCI 2040 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Labour Power, Bourgeoisie, Social Fact


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 2040
Professor
Fuyuki Kurasawa
Lecture
5

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Effects on Modern Society
1. Paradox
a) Protestantism as a necessary condition for the birth of capitalism
b) Yet over time, capitalism no longer need Protestantism
As capitalism grows, it starts destroying Protestantism
Keywords Next week
Durkheim: Sociology and the Moral Crisis
1. Sociological method
a) Social fact
b) Normal vs pathological
2. Suicide
a) Sociological explanation
b) Anomie
Power and Stratification
1. Power: capacity of an actor to realize his or her own will against the resistance of others
2. Stratification: hierarchical division of society into groups based upon social inequalities
Forms of power Areas of Society
Class Economic
Status Social
Party political
Class (economic form of power)
a) Marx: class determined by a groups position in a mode of production
b) Weber: class as common life chances shared by individuals (similar incomes)
c) Position in the market for consumption (purchasing of goods and services)
Production - producing or making products, and consumption - purchasing or consuming
products
CMP - Capitalist mode of production
Bourgeoisie - control of mode of production
Proletariat - sale of their labour power
FMP - feudal mode of production
Noble
Peasant
Status (social form of power)
a) Standing in society, determined by honour and prestige
b) Status groups (based on ethnicity, race, caste, etc)
c) Lifestyle
Status old money vs new money
Party (political form of power)
a) Group organized to acquire social and political power
b) Highly organized and hierarchical
c) Tendency towards the concentration of power in the hands of leaders
Bureaucracy
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