Marxism and Neo-Marxism

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1. What two inter-dependant parts is capitalist society made up of?

  • Infrastrucutre and Superstrucutre
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2
  • Infrastructure and money
  • Superstructure and jobs
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2. What three ways did Gordon say the law supports capitalism in the USA?

  • Praising groups for crime, imprisoning selected members, defining criminals as animals and hiding them in prisons to hide the problems of capitalism
  • The G-Man, head-crabs, Combines
  • Punishing individuals for capitalist-created crimes, imprisoning selected members, defining criminals as animals and hiding them in prisons to hide the problems of capitalism
  • Punishing individuals for communist-created crimes, imprisoning selected members, defining criminals as animals and hiding them in prisons to hide the problems of capitalism

3. What is the function of superstructure?

  • Produce goods and money
  • To make society more equal
  • Reproduce the values and ideas (ideology) of the rulling class to create false class-consciousness
  • To fight evil!

4. What is scapegoating?

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

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

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

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