Modernist sociological theory

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Capitalism
Term coined by Marx to describe industrial society based on private ownership of property and business
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Economic Determinism
Belief that the form of society is mainly determined by the economic system
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Communism
Term coined by Marx to describe societies where ownership of land, businesses etc are shared
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Dramaturgical
Refers to Goffman's version of interactionism, in which he sees people rather like actors in a play, with some of the script written and some improvised
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Ideological State Apparatus (ISAs)
Neo-Marxist term for those institutions which Althusser claimed exist to control the public by manipulating values. E.g. the media
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Flexible Accumulation
A term coined by Neo-marxist Harvey to explain how capitalism has continued to find new ways of profiting from people
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Modernism (Modernity)
A period in history characterised by the belief that rational thought can be used to understand and explain the world
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Relations of Production
In Marxist analysis, the social relationships in a society
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Relative Autonomy
Term coined by Althusser to suggest that society is not determined as much as Marx suggested by the economic base
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Repressive State Apparatus (RSAs)
Term coined by Althusser to describe those institutions he claims exist to control the public through aggressive means. E.g. the police
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Symbolic Interactionism
Theory associated with Mead that argues that people constantly work by symbols (language, writing etc) to contruct society through the process of social interaction
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Pattern Variables
In functionalist theory, cultural choices as 'suggested' by the society
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Term coined by Marx to describe societies where ownership of land, businesses etc are shared

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