Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber

'...Sociology was born out of the transformation which wrenched the industrializing order of the west away from the forms of life characteristics of pre-existing societies...' (Giddens, 1986). One of the major changes (transformations) that occurred in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was the emergence of sharp heterogeneity, differentiation, and stratification in social, economic, and political arena among the human population. A dominant concern of sociological analysis was to understand and explain this phenomenon.

1. Using theoretical perspectives of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber explain how each of three perspectives construe and explain the emergence of this phenomenon.

Solution Summary

One of the major changes (transformations) that occurred in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was the emergence of sharp heterogeneity, differentiation, and stratification in social, economic, and political arena among the human population. Using theoretical perspectives of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber, this solution explains how each of three perspectives construe and explain the emergence of this phenomenon. References are provided.