The Problems of Labour and the Renewal of Socialism by Colin Burgess © 2014
The levels of interactions an individual has i...
From Alexander Spirkin's book Historical Materialism 1983
'The unity of man and society: A person's whole intellectual mak...
Marxist Sociology: three levels of interaction within social reality
The Problems of Labour and the Renewal of Socialism b...
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  1. 1. The Problems of Labour and the Renewal of Socialism by Colin Burgess © 2014 The levels of interactions an individual has in society © 2014 Clive Burgess Marxist Sociology: three levels of interaction within social reality ©2014 Clive Burgess The individual in society Individuals in Interaction Organisations in Interaction Societies in Interaction Individual in Interaction: [To be completed] Organisations in Interaction: The sociology of contemporary business life: (Dexter Whitfield) 1 – Personalisation 2 – Financialisation 3 – Privatisation 4 - Marketization (c) Clive Burgess 2011 PBOG: the sociology of Organisational life. 1 - Plan 2 - Patterns of Behaviour 3 - Rational Organisation 4 - Legal or other Guidelines (C) Clive Burgess 2006/7 Societies in Interaction: The sociology of managerial capitalism 1 - Human Well-being 2 - War 3 - The Market vs. The State (PPP) - Welfare State 4 - A - Language/Culture Rule of/by Law B - Life/Death C - Territory (C) Clive Burgess 2013
  2. 2. From Alexander Spirkin's book Historical Materialism 1983 'The unity of man and society: A person's whole intellectual make-up bears the clear imprint of the life of society as a whole. All his practical activities are individual expressions of the historically formed social practice of humanity. The implements that he uses have in their form a function evolved by a society which predetermines the ways of using them. When tackling any job, we all have to take into account what has already been achieved before us. The wealth and complexity of the individual's social content are conditioned by the diversity of his links with the social whole, the degree to which the various spheres of the life of society have been assimilated and refracted in his consciousness and activity. This is why the level of individual development is an indicator of the level of development of society, and vice versa. But the individual does not dissolve into society. He retains his unique and independent individuality and makes his contribution to the social whole: just as society itself shapes human beings, so human beings shape society. The individual is a link in the chain of the generations. His affairs are regulated not only by himself, but also by the social standards, by the collective reason or mind. The true token of individuality is the degree to which a certain individual in certain specific historical conditions has absorbed the essence of the society in which he lives”
  3. 3. Marxist Sociology: three levels of interaction within social reality The Problems of Labour and the Renewal of Socialism by Colin Burgess © 2014The levels of interactions an individual has in society © 2014 Clive Burgess Figure 1 Levels of Interaction © 2014 Clive Burgess TIME Production Consumption Individual Level of Interaction Exchange Market Market Distribution Tools Tools Patterns of Behaviour Plan Organisational Level of Interaction Rational Organisation Guidelines Financialisation Personalisation Organisational Level of Interaction Privatisation Marketisation War Human Well-being Biography State vs. Market Societies Level of Interaction Rule of/by Law Life & Death Territory Period in which we live

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