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Department
Sociology
Course
CAS SO 100
Professor
Susan Holsapple
Semester
Fall

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20112013150000MarxCapitalistsocietieskeepwealthandpowerforafewIfyouownthemeansofproductionthenyoubelongtothebourgeoisieifyoudonotyouareoneoftheproletariatReadCommunistManifestoAbout1own90ofallwealthKarlMarxClassandConflictMostpeoplehaveoneoftworelationshipswithmeansofproductionOwnproductivepropertybourgeoisieWorkforothersproletariatCapitalismcreatesgreatinequalityinpowerandwealthCapitalismbreedsinequalityTrueThisoppressionwoulddrivetheworkingmajoritytoorganizeandoverthrowthecapitalismMiddleclassactslikeabufferTheoriesofStratificationMarxmeansofproductionandtheanalysisofclassIndustrialistsorcapitalistsWorkingclassthosewhoearntheirlivingbysellingtheirlabortothecapitalistWouldbringaboutlargeinequalitiesofwealthandincomeBringaboutapersistenceofpovertyMarxwasatheoreticaleconomistsMarxKeyIdeasHumannaturePeoplearecreativePeopleconstantlycreatenewneedsPreviouslyworksatisfiedbothcreativeandphysicalneedsFeudalismCapitalismsomehistoriansbelievethatthemoderncapitalistsystemahitsorigininthecrisisofthefourteenthcenturyaconflictbetweenthelandowningaristocracyandtheagriculturalproducersoftheserfsUnderCapitalismTwoclassesThebourgeoisieswprivatepropertyoCapitalistsexploitthesurplusvalueoflaborforprofitTheproletariatwithoutprivatepropertyoCapitalismcausestheproletariattobealienatedfromtheircreativeneedsCapitalismisinherentlyunstableBecausetherearelimitedamountofresourcesMoreoverbecauseoftheinequalityeventuallytheproletariatwillorganizeandrevoltRevolutionisinevitableWorkersoftheworlduniteyouhavenothingtolosebutyourchainsFortherevolutiontohappen
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