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historical materialism
is a description or human thought is founded on human activity and in the social relations brought about by this activity.
activity..
dialectical materialism
is a process by which change takes place
change
infrastructure
"real basis" or human activity
individual
superstructure
ideological or world produced by that activity
big picture
production
is the complex set of mutually dependent relations among nature, work, social labor, and social organization.
relations of production
modes of production
the way one produces through superstructure, economic base, class relations, and natural resources
class conflict
the antagonism btw entire classes over the distribution of wealth and power in a society
bourgeoisie
controlling owners or ruling class
high rollers
proletariat
blue collar or the working class
labor
according to Marx, the only thing of real value is human labor
capitalism
an economic system committed to production for sale or exchange with the objective of maximizing profits, rather than simply supplying domestic needs.
hegemony
dominance of one social group over others, or controls the distribution of information and knowledge
violent revolution
because the ruling class controls the means of production and the means of repression (police, military), it will not relinquish its position of privilege and control unless violently overthrown
surplus value
$30 for raw materials, sell for $300 for labor value
Geist
- Literally means: mind, intellect, spirit or ghost. It is the consciousness of an objective real world. It is culture. Geist is the process and ultimate result of history.
Thesis
one concept, or a statement or a beginning
antithesis
the opposite of the thesis, or alternate view
synthesis
their interaction leads to a new concept, or a higher level of understanding
dialectic process-
spiral process of thesis, antithesis and synthesis
drawing
act-as-such
The orgainc, animal like activities
eating
social act
those behaviors which are symbolically significant
reflexive
we read a situation and antipate outcomes and consequences then respond. We seek to predict outcomes and by our action direct the situation toward our desired ends
the thomas theorm
Even false perceptions have real consequences
try to fly and experience real consequences
Self
the ability to perceive themselves as others see them and to make use of these ideas in how they think about themselves.
material self
the social roles people play
student, girlfriend
social self
the feelings we acquire about ourselves based on how others view us
spiritual self
the mental aspects of our personalities. Thougth patterns and capacities
"looking glass self"
we judge our appearance from the perspective of the other
dramaturgical analysis
an expectation of how participants define their situations
impression management
in order to effect desired social outcomes
face
is a person’s social reputation
line
a pattern of verbal and nonverbal acts by which he expresses his view of the situation
spin
gathering
set of 2 or more individuals whose members include all and only those who are the moment in presence.