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York University
Social Science
SOSC 1009
Terry Conlin

Social Science Lecture Three & Four Debate – industrial revolution - Hugely important event - Peasant converted into Industrial - Distinct pro-modernity bias Bell focuses on three developments; 1. Mass production 2. Marketing 3. Installment buying  Economy has become disembodied from society  Economy does not have a life of its own  Subject to social rules and regulations  Economy that works with its own rules, beginning of modernity Tradition;  Classical conservatism  Monarchy – divine right of kings  Aristocracy  Church of England – religious minorities that are shut down by society  Agriculture  Mercantilism  Moral Economy – exposure to concepts of some laws, ensure that those at the top fulfilled their responsibilities to those at the bottom  Poor laws/ Corn Laws  Embedded economy Modern;  Classical liberalism  Parliament  Bourgeoisie  Dissenters/ Puritans – religious diversity  Commerce  Capitalism  Market economy  Laissez-faire – everyone is free  Disembedded economy 1651 The value of a man is worth the price someone else is ready to pay for you represents the total rejection to religion Certain people being worth more then the other people Hobbes argument; we have a property in ourselves and we can sell in, it is fundamental to the new world that is coming 1776 smith writes what everything is really worth to a man which will want to acquire it, what is both with money or with goods is purchased by labor 1846 Economy is manifested – Karl Marx Simplistic view of the world Adam smith= capitalism = good The wealth of nations Karl Marx= communism=bad Karl Marx believed communism was a great step to modernism; capitalism unlocked the way of labor that have never been done before Traditional Life Style  Life is not having a good time or enjoyment  Debt is a sin, no self - respect when family goes into debt  What you do for a living, your occupation for the source of prestige  Hierarchy  Arranged marriage  Extended family as a priority  Societies are either more or less – never either traditional or modern  Family is the basic unit (extended family)  Provides security in return for strong obligations to the family  Obligations from birth to death  World divided into us (family) and then t
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