Marxism and Neo-Marxism

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1. What is false class-conciousness

  • When ruling class ideology teaches the working class to accept inequalities (income, education, health care)
  • When a classroom all gets the same question wrong
  • When people think things are unfair but they are equal
  • When the proletariat are exploiting the bourgeousie
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2. What did Gramsci conclude?

  • Hegemony - Capitalists use their superior resources to fool the w/c into thinking the system is fair
  • Grams are heavier than ounces
  • The bourgeoisie have more cultural capital than the proletariat and this helps them maintain their position
  • A revolution would solve everything

3. What study relates to 'divide and rule'?

  • Castle Wars and Kosack dancing
  • Castles and Kosack - black people are reserve army of labour to prevent white workers demanding higher wages
  • Gordon - black people are reserve army of labour to prevent white workers demanding higher wages
  • Bourdieu - black people are reserve army of labour to prevent white workers demanding higher wages

4. What type of theory is Marxism?

  • Your 'type' ;)
  • Social Action Theory
  • Structuralist Theory
  • Interactionism Theory

5. What is 'divide and rule'?

  • Black people are scapegoated for capitalist problems
  • Make other players fight in Monopoly so you can win ;)
  • Racism divides workers and postpons a revolution
  • Racism helps jusitfy low pay and working conditions

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