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Published on 26 May 2011
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UTM
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Sociology
Course
SOC227H5
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Alienation from Species-being 1
Alienation from Species-being
As someonebecomealien, to somebody or something due to actsor resultsof acts,istermed as
alienation.Alienationispresent whereever thereistransformation(changing oneforminto
another).KarlMarxgaveus four elementsof alienationin"EstrangedLabour"andworker's
alienationfrom speciesbeing isoneof that.Labour produces povertyforworkersbut itis
miraclefor rich people. Thecapitalismhas submerged theabilityto workcollectivelyand
created theclass division. Forhumanbeings,workamountsto alifepurpose. Theprocessof
acting on and transforming inorganicmatter to createthingsconstitutes thecoreidentityof the
humanbeing.Apersoniswhatheor she does intransforming natureintoobjects through
practical activity.But inthemodernsystem of privateownershipandthedivisionof labor,the
worker isestranged fromthisessential source of identityand lifepurposeforthehumanspecies.
According to Marxtheeffectsof political and economicconditionsresultsinalienation.The
theoryof alienationwas developed byMarxto disclosetheunfriendlyhumanactioninthis
dominating society.He revealedthatpasthumanactionsresulted intodaysindependent and
natural society.He alsoshowed that thehumanactionsarealsoresponsible forshaping tension
free future. According to himalienationisnotembedded inthereligionand mindsinstead itis
embedded inthismaterialisticworld. Tohimalienationmeans loss of control especiallyover
labour.Likeallothercreatures,Humans need to workfortheirsurvivalinthisworld.
Example:Forgaining profitwe aredeliberatelydestroying our natureforexamplethecheapest
techniques of productionresultsinacidrainwhichisharmfulforozonelayer.Inthesameway
when capitalistincreases hisproductionto gainprofitheisunconsciouslylowering therate of
profitforhisclass.Inthisrace theproductionismorethan demanded and as aresulttheworkers
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