UW-Madison SOC 621 - SOC 621 Syllabus (92 pages)

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SOC 621 Syllabus

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Soc 621 - Class, State and Ideology: An Introduction to Marxist Social Science
Class, State and Ideology: An Introduction to Marxist Social Science Documents

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SOCIOLOGY 621 CLASS STATE AND IDEOLOGY AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE IN THE MARXIST TRADITION Fall Semester 2005 Professor Erik Olin Wright Department of Sociology University of Wisconsin Madison Office 8112D Social Science Office hours 8 30 10 00 a m MW Catacombs Coffeehouse email Wright ssc wisc edu Introduction ii TABLE OF CONTENTS Basic objectives v A note on the scope of the course vi Requirements vii Lecture Schedule xi COURSE TOPICS PART I INTRODUCTION WHAT IS MARXISM WHY STUDY IT 1 1 Setting the agenda The Goals of Emancipatory Social Theory 1 2 The overall structure of Marxist theory 2 3 The overall structure of Marxist theory continued 2 PART II THE THEORY OF HISTORY 4 4 The Classical Marxist Theory of History 4 5 The Classical Marxist theory of History continued 4 6 Critiques and reconstructions 6 7 Critiques and reconstructions 6 8 Capitalist Dynamics a sketch of a theory of capitalist trajectory 7 PART III CLASS STRUCTURE 9 9 What is Class 9 10 The Concept of Exploitation 10 11 Rethinking the Class Structure of Capitalism 12 12 Class and Gender I Marxism and feminism 13 13 Class and Gender II the interaction of class and gender 14 14 Class and Race 15 IV CLASS FORMATION 17 15 Basic Concepts of class formation 17 16 Rationality solidarity and class struggle 17 17 Dilemmas of Working Class Collective Action 18 18 Class Compromise 18 PART V THE THEORY OF THE STATE AND POLITICS 20 19 What is Politics What is the state 20 20 What if anything makes the capitalist state a capitalist state Is the state a patriarchal state 21 21 The State Accumulation functionality and contradiction 22 22 The State and the Working Class The democratic capitalist state and social Stability 24 PART VI IDEOLOGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS 26 23 What is Ideology 26 24 Mystification ideology as false consciousness 27 25 Ideological Hegemony and Legitimation 29 26 Ideology and Exploitation the problem of consent 30 27 Explaining Ideology Micro foundations for the theory 31 PART VII



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