Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–83)
A theory is a product of its time as well as a product of the persona, the architect of such theory. It is quite interesting to note that all sociology courses dealing with classical sociological theories cannot but engage in great detail with Karl Marx's socio-philosophical writings, much of which has deep political intonations. The immediate image that Karl Marx brings to all practitioners of social sciences is that of a radical thinker, a revolutionary who proclaimed a ruthless struggle in favour of the proletariat class.
While it is true that much of the political activities of the twentieth-century had been shaped by Karl Marx's thoughts and application of his revolutionary ideas, scholars have intermittingly ...