Marxism and Neo-Marxism

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1. 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
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2. What type of theory is Marxism?

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

3. What part does 'Cultural Capital' play and who said it?

  • Gramsci - Capitalists use their superior resources to advance
  • Pikachu - Pallet is the capital of Kanto and has a rich culture
  • Bourdieu - the bourgeoisie have more cultural capital than the proletariat and this helps them maintain their position
  • Gramsci - the bourgeoisie have more cultural capital than the proletariat and this helps them maintain their position

4. What is scapegoating?

  • Playing 'scapegoat' face down in defence position
  • Racism helps jusitfy low pay and working conditions
  • Black people are scapegoated for capitalist problems
  • Racism divides workers and postpons a revolution

5. What is infrastructure?

  • The economic system and the way society produces goods
  • Made up of social insittutes like family, mass media and education
  • Infra-red lights shinning on Jenga
  • Roads, hospitals, schools, etc

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