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Nineteenth century German philosopher who studied the economic and social consequences of the rise of industrial capitalism. Marx has had a profound impact on the development of many social science disciplines, including sociology. In particular, his work is often cited as the foundation of much of the conflict theoretical tradition in sociology.
Antagonism between social classes.
The raw materials, machines, inputs, and factories used in the act of commodity production.
Also known as the bourgeoisie, these people are the owners of the means of production.
Common laborers who do not own the means of production, only their labor.
Separation from a group, activity, or society.