The Kapital Theatre Starring: Chris Weaver Pat Potter Act I. Pre-Capitalism (Feudalism) Use Value ?Use? Labor ? Expresses self and true human identity Personal Relationship Act II. Capitalism Commodification Exchange Value Labor: alienated from product, process, self, others Relationships: Commodity fetishism (PLOT TWIST) Commodification of labor Owner (Capitalist; member of Bourgeoisie) Worker (Proletarian, member of Proletariat) Labor time x productivity power = value produced Relationships: distorted; dehumanized (Rousseau), including family Act III. Communism Class consciousness Revolution Proletarian control over the means of production The End. Max Weber 1864 - 1920 ?Arguing with the ghost of Marx? - Irving Zeitlin ?Class, Status, Party? CLASS: Those with the same possession of goods or opportunity to make money Four classes: Capitalists Property owners Those who hold patents/copyrights, etc. Laborers A class will only take action under certain cultural conditions and if the class members recognize their economic situation and its consequences. All other exchange issues being equal, economics will drive social realities. STATUS: A group whose members share a characteristic or lifestyle that is honored or dishonored in society. Status may or may not be linked to class. If economic circumstances are stable, status will drive social realities. PARTY: A self-selected group that seeks to influence a particular social issue or action. The party will have a specific program aimed at causing a particular action. The Party?s issue may or may not be related to a specific class or status group. Another major difference between Marx and Weber? Hegel: The conflict of ideas drives changes in material realities. Marx: Wrong! Material conflicts drive changes in ideas. Weber: it can go in both directions. (His example: The Protestant work ethic gave rise to capitalism.)
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