The contribution of Marxism to society

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  • Labour:
    • It's the embodiment of our purpose in life
    • Classical Marxist Theory
      • Alienation
        • Relationship of nature and labour perverted by capitalism, as our labour is owned and contrrolled and no longer an expression of our principles and purpose
      • Question 3: Assess the contribution of Marxism to our understanding of society. (33 Marks)
        • Neo-Marxist Theory
          • Revolution is absolutely essential to overcome this cultural domination and as a way for the masses to live their lives free from exploitation & deception.
      • Competition
        • Encouraged in order to stop the realization of exploitation.
      • Criticisms:
        • communism failed all over the world and those countries that still are are brushing to capitalism.
        • It ignores gender
        • You can't expect the proletariat to kick off the revolution; they're not keen on leading and it's always class academics that call for class struggle, proletariat tend to be very conservative
        • Focuses on production and not gender
        • Cannot be applied to conflict in society based along racial and ethnic lines.
  • Question 3: Assess the contribution of Marxism to our understanding of society. (33 Marks)
    • Neo-Marxist Theory
      • Revolution is absolutely essential to overcome this cultural domination and as a way for the masses to live their lives free from exploitation & deception.

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