Karl Marx

One of the influential theorists we learned about this week is Karl Marx. Marx is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted social theorists in history, but his work has (perhaps for good reason?) stood the test of time.


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After reading, listening to the lecture, and exploring the link about ‘what Marx would see at a modern-day college football game’ share with us your thoughts about Marx’s theory and ideas here. Do you find his perspective of capitalism interesting or useful for understanding how the system works? Why/why not? Marx wrote at a time of dramatic social change (i.e., around the time of the industrial revolution), but do you think his theoretical insights can still be valuable to us today to interpret social life? How? Why/why not?