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Sociology
Course
SOCL 3101
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All Professors
Semester
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ConflictTheoryKarlMarxEconomic determinismeconomic system of any given society determines the institutions of that societyoMeans and modes of productionLook at relations of productions to determine a persons position in societyAll that determines institutions of society government law family religion etcoLabor communityUse valueworth of that labor for yourselfExchange valueworth of that labor for saleHistorical materialismevery historical period throughout history can be designated by the dominance of a particular economic system oWhen a system is overthrown major social change occurs as a new system takes place inevitableoHierarchy in the relations to means of production under capitalism Bourgeoisie at the top Petite bourgeoisie forced into proletariat doctors lawyers shopkeepsProletariat wage workers make money by selling labor dont get full benefitLumpen proletariat underclass are chronically unemployed WeberDifferent ways to power wealth status prestigeAuthority must be granted by other people oTraditionalnobilityoCharismaticexceptional characteristics of leader oRationallegalbased on formal legal documentsBureaucracies lead to alienation on a part of the workersoNo longer care about organization only care about paycheckProtestant Ethiccertain features of Calvinism work hard and have economic success made successful capitalism VeblenA Theory of the Lesser Class described conspicuous consumption consuming cultural artifacts to show a persons status in society
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