SOSC 1520 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Karl Marx, Labour Power, Special Creation
Division of labour in manufacture and division of labour in society", in idem. Capital volume i, student edition (london: penguin), pp. Division of labour in manufacture, and division of labour in society. We first considered the origin of manufacture, then its simple elements, then the detail labourer and his implements, and finally, the totality of the mechanism. We shall now lightly touch upon the relation between the division of labour in manufacture, and the social division of labour, which forms the foundation of all production of commodities. Division of labour in a society, and the corresponding tying down of individuals to a particular calling, develops itself, just as does the division of labour in manufacture, from opposite starting-points. Different communities find different means of production, and different means of subsistence in their natural environment. Hence, their modes of production, and of living, and their products are different.