Marxist Theory

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  • Marxist Theory
    • Structuralist theory (top down)
    • Capitalism is the main influence on social behaviour
    • Bourgeoisie (U/C) own the means of production
    • Proletariat (W/C) are manual labour workers
    • Relationship between two classes is unequal
    • U/C exploit the W/C
    • Institutions e.g family, education reproduce values of capitalism
    • W/C have a false conscience ensuring conformity
    • W/C behaviour is shaped by inequality
    • Marx believes W/C will gain dual conscience and revolt


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