Sociology - Karl Marx and Max Weber were economists

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Karl Marx and Max Weber were economists. Although Emile Durkheim and Max Weber are the founders of the modern theory of sociology, Karl Marx's views on society had a profound impact on the evolution of modern sociology. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (1846) in their book “The German Ideology” defined “alienation” as the estrangement of individuals from themselves and others.

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The Sociology of the Jamaican Dancehall: Transcending Conflict, Embracing Webs of SignificanceOrville Beckford, UWI MonaThis paper aims to increase awareness of the functional aspect and contribution of the dancehall space to Jamaican society and culture, and uses the dancehall space to show the organic nature of Jamaicas inner cities with its webs of significance. It enquires into the significance of the dancehall space to Jamaican society and culture, recognizing the importance of dancehall music as a vehicle of expression for marginalized people and examining the sociology of Jamaicas inner cities. This is done through a qualitative analysis drawing on anthropological research of the inner cities and dancehall space.The paper concludes that the social dynamics of the dancehall space can only be properly understood if it is examined in connection to the large Jamaican society.The Jamaican dancehall is an interesting space that has attracted the attention of many scholars. This emerging music form embodies the pulse of Jamaica's marginalized and inner city people. Dancehall is an off-shoot from reggae, Jamaica's indigenous musical form. Consequently, it manifests the various cultural, historical and structuraldynamics of Jamaican society.Dancehall is a cultural space and much more. The space is also economic, political, gendered, and fast becoming institutionalized. Reggae music is known as the social commentary of the oppressed. The lyrical content of the m

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