CITY AND ISLINGTON COLLEGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CITY UNIVERSITY AND QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
FOUNDATION DEGREE IN PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT
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MODULE TITLE Social Theory /Task 1 Marx and Engels |
SEMESTER 1 DATE 20/12/2012MODULE TUTOR Trevor Rawnsley |
STUDENT FIRST NAME Faarah SURNAME MahamuudSTUDENT REGISTRATION NUMBER AA56943 |
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This essay will cover the definition of social theory and an introduction of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Then it will attempt in the first part to explore the description by both writers of the social classes and their relationship. In the second part it will see if their description has any relevance for understanding contemporary society in Britain post-1945.
Social theory is a set of related ideas that allow for the codification of understanding of the social world. It is used to describe the social world and make forecasts about the future of the social world. Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818 in Trier on the river Moselle in Germany and Friedrich Engels was born on 28th Nov. 1820 in Germany. The two met in Paris on 28th Aug. 1844. Karl Marx moved from...