SOCIOLOGY 621. Class, State & Ideology.
2005 Lecture Notes
Lecture 1: Setting the Agenda: the goals of Emancipatory Social Theory
Lectures 2 & 3: The Tasks and Structure of Marxism as an emancipatory theory
Lecture 4 & 5. The Classical Marxist Theory of History
Lecture 6 & 7. Critiques and Reconstructions
Lecture 8. Capitalist Dynamics: a sketch of a theory of capitalist trajectory
Lecture 9. What is Class?
Lecture 10. The Concept of Exploitation
Lecture 11. Rethinking the Class Structure of Capitalism
Lecture 12 & 13. Class and Gender I: Marxism and feminism
Lecture 14. Class and Race
Lecture 15. Basic Concepts of class formation
Lecture 16. Rationality, solidarity and class struggle
Lecture 17. Dilemmas of Working Class Collective Action
Lecture 18. Class Compromise
Lecture 19. What is “Politics”? What is “the state”?
Lecture 20. What, if anything, makes the capitalist state a capitalist state? Is the state a patriarchal state?
Lecture 21. The State & Accumulation: functionality and contradiction
Lecture 22. The State and the Working Class: The democratic capitalist state and social Stability
Lecture 23. What is Ideology?
Lecture 24. Mystification: ideology as false consciousness
Lecture 25. Ideological Hegemony and Legitimation
Lecture 26. Ideology and Exploitation: the problem of consent
Lecture 27. Microfoundations of the theory of Ideology