Theoretical Approaches to Capitalism and Power

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The ideas of three theorists are explored in this 3 part paper. The first part of the paper explores the rise of capitalism, and the way in which Weber believed this was influenced by the rise of Protestantism, especially by the Calvinists. The second part of the paper discusses power and control, comparing the ideas of Michel Foucault with Durkheim and Weber. The last part of the paper is based on a news article regarding poor conditions of poultry farmers, and demonstrates how the contents of the article can be used as evidence to support the ideas of Marx, Foucault and Weber. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this fourteen page paper.