Introducing Western Sociologists

Introducing Western Sociologists

Question

Breifly explain the meaning of following terms :

Asiatic mode of Production, Dialectical materialism, Historical materialism, Class Antagonism.

Answer
1. Asiatic Mode of Production : This refers to the subordination of all the workers to the state. This was the characteristics of Asian soceities, according to Karl Marx.

2. Dialetical Materialism : It refers to a situation of conflict in the process of production.

3. Historical Materialism : It refers to the development outcome of the material activity of man over nature which in turn determines other social institutions of man.

4. Class Antagonism : It refers to class opposition or struggle. According to Karl Marx, human history is characterised by the struggle between different social classes. Antagonism exists between the oppressor and the oppressed which polarises the two blocks i.e., Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.

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