What is marxism?

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just a short summary of marxism which is not to detialed but detialed enough and easy to remember.

Posted Sat 10th November, 2012 @ 15:39 by Ashleigh Watson

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The ‘Marxism’ theory was introduced by Karl Marx (1818-1883); Marx thought that individuals behaviour is shaped by the society, he also stated that the society is defined by the economic system and every individual helps to structure that society. Marx knew this because every society interest is financial gained. He also that there are two types of norms within the society which are: capitalist/bourgeois and proletariat. Bourgeoisie are a group people that are very wealthy, they own many businesses  and other places which earn them a financial gain such as in the employment sectors. Marxist believe that society is not based on agreement and harmony, but instead is split by divisions of inequalities such as power, money and status. For example the ruling class have the power(bourgeoisie), they are the bosses  who exploit the working class ”wage slave.” Marx thought that work was the most important activity in society. He also thought that all workers had a lot in common.  He believed that owners exploited workers, who would gradually get poorer and then unite to overthrow the capitalist system. The proletariat are large groups of individuals who are very poor compared to the bourgeoisie. The Marxist theory  states that because of the norms or the group you belong to within the society it will influence the way in which you behave. This theory also says that as the capitalists are taking over the economic system; media, schools, legal systems it means that the more the proletariats are becoming needy and therefore they are serving the capitalists duties and this means they are likely to stay poor according to the capitalists. Marxist believed that family functions only benefit the social class that owns businesses(bourgeoisie).

Marx believed that  the bourgeoisie would decline in size and get richer, while the proletariat would grow in size and become increasingly poor. Eventually the proletariat would reach point where they would rebel leading to a revolution. The result of this would be that the social class would disappear and  people would live in a more equal society. Marx predictions about revolution have not occurred in Britain due to results of increased social class.

i hope this helps

Answered Sat 1st December, 2012 @ 13:46 by zuaidah
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watch this programm 


masters of money , its about the founder of marxism 

Answered Sun 11th November, 2012 @ 09:51 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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that's wrong!
Marxism is a perspective that looks at how the the bourgeoisie exploits the proletariat in capitalist society.

Look at my resource presentation to help you. 

Answered Sun 11th November, 2012 @ 13:03 by deehammond
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omg , sos i got it wrong with functionalist 

Answered Sun 11th November, 2012 @ 13:38 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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Marxism looks into how matters affect the business side. And how benefits capitalist system

Answered Tue 13th November, 2012 @ 14:02 by Megan Huntington
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They look at how the family benefit capitalism... In a way lool
Useful words

Answered Wed 14th November, 2012 @ 17:58 by sharaan
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carl marx said there was 4 functions of the family 

  1. primary sociolsation 
  2. meeting its members economic needs
  3. primary sociolsation of the sex drive .
  4. family is a unit of consumption 

eagles said there was 2 , inheritance and idealogy 

Answered Sun 11th November, 2012 @ 10:05 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR