Understanding The Logic Between Material And Ideological Conditions

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“We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and as well as with power, pleasure and property” by Milton Friedan. Basically, it denotes to the word of selfishness in this sense. Because, now a days the expectation of a human being is to only behave in such a way to achieve maximum money gains. Moreover, in order to understand the logic between material and ideological conditions, one should also understand the significance of them. Firstly, materialistic conditions refer to the consumption possibilities of human beings. For instant, it depends on the economic wellbeing. On the other hand, an ideological condition consists of opinions or political beliefs of groups or an individual. In this case, we will not be comparing any of these two yet, we will be simplifying the significance behind it. Therefore, Polanyi, Heilbroner, Rinehart and Bendix wrote the articles that cover the topic of material conditions and ideological conditions. Polanyi refers to the market society as “the great transformation”, whereas the other two (Heilbroner, Rinehart) defines how the society differs from the structures of previous social organizations and also the changes that took place in work places. Bendix strictly talks about the ideological conditions for the emergence of market society. Thus, all of these authors have conveyed the readers in a sense to why material and ideological conditions has/had significant roles over the society in which human beings exist.
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