Marxist views on society, the family and education

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Marxist's view of society

  • Conflict view of society. Sees modern capitalist society as divided into two classes:

- The capatalist class (bourgeoisie) who control the means of production

- The working class (proletariat) who provide labour for the capitalist class- forced to in return for wages.

This Enables capatalist employees to exploit the working class to produce profit

Key Marxist thinkers:

  • Bowles and Gintis
  • Althusser
  • Paul Willis (Neo-Marxist)


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