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Write 2 paragraphs explaining the differences between Karl Marx and Max Weber explanation of social stratification. (10 points)
Your answers to the questions must be of substantial quality in order to get points. Substantial quality includes a demonstration that you have completed the required readings and videos and thought critically about them. Your answers must be original, use your own ideas and words. Do not copy from any website or written material from another person.
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The giants of the European traditions were Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber. Durkheimviewed society as an entity larger than the sum of its parts (society sui generis). His work focused on how public rituals and belief systems created social solidarity, and on how a social system could be known through the discovery and analysis of social facts—those social patterns that are external to individuals. Karl Marx considered society to be shaped by economic forces and analyzed capitalism as a system of class relationships. Max Weber developed a multidimensional analysis of society, integrating political, economic, and cultural dimensions.
Review the following summary of Karl Marx sociological Ideas:
Read section 1 of the Communist Manifesto (Links to an external site.). Some sociologists claim that sociology is a conversation with the ghost of Karl Marx. In other words, Marx is the point of departure for many sociologists and sociological ideas. Marx’s ideas are at the foundation of what is today the Conflict Theory. However, many sociologists have spent their career trying to demonstrate that Marx was wrong in his view of society and social change. You are challenged in this course to make your own mind regarding Marx and Marxism.
Max Weber is the most influential sociologists of all times. He developed a multidimensional analysis of society, integrating political, economic, and cultural dimensions. He also developed the concept of verstehen as a method for understanding social behavior from the point of view of those engaged in it. He defined social action as a behavior to which people give meaning.
Review the following summary of Weber’s key sociological ideas.
Watch the following short videos about the sociology of Max Weber:
Karl Marx: Class and Capitalism – Karl Marx (1818-1883) defined classes in terms of their relationship to the means of production, including the capitalist class supported by the petty bourgeoisie, and the working class, including the lumpenproletariat or unnecessary workers (the underclass of today). Marx’s analysis, which focuses on the consequences of a system based on the pursuit of profit, predicted intensified class struggle or conflict. While he failed to anticipate the growth of the middle class, his analysis still provides a powerful portrayal of the tendency in capitalism, as the infrastructure of society, for wealth to belong to a few, while the majority work only to make ends meet. It is the ideology of the ruling class that supports the status quo of the system.
Max Weber: Class, Status, and Party – Max Weber (1864-1920) took a multidimensional view of social stratification that focused on the connections between economic, cultural, and political systems through the three dimensions of class, status, and party.
Functionalism and Conflict Theory: The analyses of Marx and Weber have not answered fully the question of why inequality exists. Functionalism views inequality as essential to the preservation of society characterized by cohesion, consensus, cooperation, stability, and persistence. Social inequality motivates people to fill the different positions in society that are needed for the survival of the whole. Conflict theory views social stratification as a system of domination and subordination based on class conflict and blocked opportunity. Inequality reflects the class interests of the powerful and has negative consequences for society. The assumptions made from each perspective frame public policy
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