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Compare and Contrast Marxist and Feminist theories in Sociology

Marxism is a perspective based on the ideas of Karl Marx (181883). It is a structural
perspective that sees society as based on `capitalist dominated'/controlled. For example,
with jobs. The working (proletariat) class are alienated with no control over…

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However Liberal feminists are criticised for overoptimism. They ignore the possibility that
there are deepseated structures causing women's oppression, such as patriarchy. As Sylvia
Walby argues, `they offer no explanation for the overall structure of gender inequality.

Radical feminism, their key concept is patriarchy and its universality. They…


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