Marx, Durkheim And Weber 's Theory Of Industrialization Essay

1399 Words Dec 20th, 2016 6 Pages
The period of industrialization influenced the three classical sociological theorists, Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Marx thought of industrialization in the most negative of ways compared to the other sociological theorists. With the rise of industrialization, the social classes changed to who was related to the mean of production, so the owners of the factories and machinery were called the bourgeois, who had more power than the proletariat, those working in the factories, creating the product. With this class distinction, Marx believed that it would lead to problems and conflict between the classes, because each class had their own interest, for instance, the bourgeoisie might be more interested in creating a product faster and cheaper, while the proletariat might be interested in better working working conditions or getting a better pay. Eventually, this conflict between the classes would lead to revolution where all the proletariat would get together to overthrow the bourgeoisie, with the help of the some of the bourgeoisie who fell to the level of the proletariat because of economic competition from the other bourgeoisie. This revolution would get rid of industrialization and laissez-faire capitalism. After, there will be a brief period of time when the government would set up a socialist government, which would eventually lead to a communist government. While Marx was looking at how industrialization created conflict among people and separated them, Durkheim…

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