The Differences And Similarities Of Karl Marx 's Theory Of Anomie

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The differences and similarities of Karl Marx’s concept of alienation with Emile Durkheim’s theory of anomie in modern capitalism.
The conceptualization by these two intellectual and classical sociologists is to elaborate by juxtaposing it to other concepts in detail for critical analysis in a compare and contrast fashion within modernity. As to staging different perspectives of what regulates and impacts the conditions of modern capitalism within the division of labour. To begin, Marx witnessed repressive arm of bourgeois and, as a set of institutions that takes on a broad range of functions corresponding to the needs and interests of the capital division of labour. To elaborate further on capitalism as class conflict underlies with four main aspects of alienation: as a product of labour; as from labour itself; as from others; and as from labourer himself or herself. Next, an elaboration of Durkheim’s conceptualism of capitalism and division of labour forms basis of anomie, as well as interconnection of anti-social behaviours within two different types of solidarity, as of mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity.

The first founding father of sociology, Karl Marx (1818-1883), a German philosopher, journalist and revolutionist, inherited economic, political and societal views. Namely, Marx’s intellectual roots centrally link to both, his definition of capitalism and his reflections on the concepts of value, labour and exploitation or alienation. For instance, Marx was…

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