SOC 100 Lecture 5: The Disenchantment of the World

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Soc 100 - lecture 5 - the disenchantment of the world. Max weber had a pessimistic view of society. He thought that a system without social classes and private property will help avoid violence within society. He was not a revolutionary, he was never in exile. He didn"t think one society was any better than other societies. He didn"t believe in progress, and did not have any hope that after capitalism it would get any better. He also didn"t think communism was any better than capitalism. Has an enormous capacity to bring about new customs and changed in society. Individuals have the potential to create new societies. Marx thought people are becoming freer from imperialism to. The protestant ethic and the rise of capitalism. Fact: the wealthier regions of greater wealth in germany, europe, and the world, were largely protestant. Other societies: several pre-industrial societies had the technological infrastructure to begin capitalism and economic expansion but capitalism failed to emerge.

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