Question 1: Adam Smith and Karl Marx proceed from a shared premise, but arrive at radically different conclusions about capitalism. What is this premise, and how and why do they draw different conclusions from it? How does Marx specifically spell them out? In what way does Marx’s critique of various forms of alienation in his […]
Karl Marx predicted the downfall of capitalism. How do world events during the past fifty years indicate flaws in his prediction? Be specific. Go beyond the readings in this course for information, if needed.
Section One: Of the three theoretical perspectives, which one would you prefer to use if you were a sociologist? Why? Section Two: Considering the macro- and micro-level approaches in sociology, which one do you think better explains social life? Why? Section Three: After reviewing the six influential sociologists from the textbook this week – Auguste […]
Effects of neoliberalism 1. What are the effects of neoliberalism in Africa? Using the case study of Kenya, discuss the effects of neoliberal policies and in particular the structural adjustment programme. In your discussion, include how neoliberal policies are reflected today in Africa economies. 2. According to the Karl Marx “Capitalist system inherently contained the […]
Karl Marx “Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct.” Dean Koontz. To what extent do you find Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and their ideas represented in 20th and 21st century portrayals of evil?
Choose one event from each topic below. To make your choices, think about which event you think is most important in each group. Topic Event Choices—choose one from each row. Latin American Independence Haitian Revolution Spanish American Wars of Independence Dominican Republic Independence Cuban Independence New Philosophies Industrialization in Britain Writing of Adam Smith Writing of Karl […]
1 Do you agree with Karl Marx’s theory of class consciousness (specifically, for our purposes, the idea that working class consciousness does not yet match the existing social reality)? Relativists argue that truth depends on one’s culture. In a sense, Hegel and Marx agree; however, they both think that “truth” is changing (or moving towards) […]
Topic: Karl Marx, pg. 28-52 – Lemert A) What question(s), arguments, issue(s) does the author(s) address? B) What answer(s), arguments, are suggested? C) What evidence or argument is presented to support the answer(s)? D) Do you agree with the author’s position? Why or why not?
Topic: GED 130 #1 How did Karl Marx predict that the Industrial Revolution would affect and change the nature of European society? Were his predictions correct?
Social Stratification Paper details: Karl Marx and Max Weber both were concerned with the concept of power, wit inequality, in short social stratification. Carefully consider the ideas of both Karl Marx and max Weber. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different?