- Words: 2843
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Sociology
- Paper #: 57823174
The economy is society's base structure. This does not mean, however, that everything that occurs in history stems from the economy. Finally, the "materialism" of "historical materialism" is rooted in the idea that the capitalist mode of production is largely contingent on the behavior of participants in the market economy.
To sum up, historical materialism is based on a series of principles. The first of these is how humans interact