Essays Tagged: "marxist theory"

Marx's Theory of Class

of class. It's strengths and weaknesses. -Although the concept of class has a central importance in Marxist theory, Marx does notdefine it in a systematic form. Marx left this problem of producing a d ... and theclass struggles of this form of society, which constituted the main reference point for the Marxisttheory of history. This is asserted by the Communist Manifesto's famous phrase, that 'the his ...

(11 pages) 503 1 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


n society has yet to be reached and most likely, never will. The proletariat is at the heart of the Marxist-Maoist approach to politics and the basic way of life for the Chinese masses considering tha ... to conform to capitilism is plainly obvious if there will ever be success in the global market.The Marxist theory is based on a classless society where the proletariat or working class is given the o ...

(5 pages) 157 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The failure of Marxism in Russia

BA Hons)'Far from being the creature of ideology, in its essential features the Soviet state defied Marxist theory,' Discuss.When the Tsarist regime in Russia was overthrown and the Bolshevik party un ... nd the Bolshevik party under Lenin ruledas a single party government, it was claimed by many that a Marxist regime had beenestablished. Many within the Bolshevik party were firm believers in the Marxi ...

(8 pages) 185 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

5(b): How far were the roles of Bismarck and Cavour decisive in the unification of Germany and Italy?

nd the Bolshevik party under Lenin ruledas a single party government, it was claimed by many that a Marxist regime had beenestablished. Many within the Bolshevik party were firm believers in the Marxi ... t from what Marx and indeedLenin had intended it to be. To find out whether the Soviet state defied Marxist theory or not,is hardly a simple task of comparing the elements of the Soviet state with tha ...

(8 pages) 73 0 2.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Marx's theory of class focuses on the relations of production, involving exploitation and domination, between a class of owners of the means of production and a class of non owner workers.

cupy an intermediate and contradictory position between capital and labour.According to the revised Marxist theory of class, the growth of intermediate or contradictory class positions need not count ...

(1 pages) 124 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Marxist Theory Econmics

MARXIST THEORY ECONOMICSIntroduction"The history of society is the history of struggles between soci ... ration leads to the writing on the Communist Manifesto (Rader, M. 134). This writing leads too many Marxist revolutions throughout Europe.Economic TheoriesMarx's economic theories mainly deal with the ...

(8 pages) 142 0 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

How is identity formed, a look at some of the theories

recourses. There are two main traditions within the concept of class and its effect on identity.The Marxist theory of class clearly shows that the class a person belongs to is the fundamental part of ...

(3 pages) 398 1 3.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Analysis of the different phases of capitalism.

?new? phases society may currently be in. The Frankfurt School was the first to revise the earlier Marxist theory by claiming that society had entered a second stage of capitalism known as ?advanced ... which will be the focal point in the analysis of the proposed postmodern society. Jameson, a former Marxist scholar, not surprisingly relies heavily on the thoughts of the German Trotskyite Ernest Man ...

(6 pages) 219 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What are the two main types of Marxist thought? Which one best describes the philosophy of the article, "A Sociological Analysis of Vagrancy"?

In Marxist theory of criminology there are two main types of thought. The first one being the "Instrume ... es of thought. The first one being the "Instrumental Marxist" and the second one is the "Structural Marxist". The instrumental Marxist theory is revolved around the economic structure. They feel that ... y determines how the laws are enacted, enforced and what type of punishment is given.The structural Marxist thinks we can shape the law by other means, not just our social or economic status. They say ...

(1 pages) 60 1 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Education and Marxism

y capitalist society.Firstly the Functionalist view will be briefly looked at, which contrasts with Marxist theory. Durkheim and Parsons are two key sociologists who saw education as important for soc ... is also seen in Marx's theory about the 'hidden curriculum', as discussed below...Much work on the Marxist view of education is presented by Louis Althusser who argued that, in contrast to the Functi ...

(9 pages) 167 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Marxism in the Grapes of Wrath bye John Steinbeck

Wrath, John Steinbeck confronts this ideal and reveals what he believes regarding this subject. The Marxist theory of criticism examines the economic and governmental system that Steinbeck uses throug ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Social Structure Part II: Social Protest

1961 Castro formally embraced Marxism, the political philosophy that forms the basis for Communism. Marxist theory states that capitalism and the middle-class society it supported would be replaced by ...

(6 pages) 66 0 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Situationist International.

heory. The group was a kind of global critique of capitalism, and they were very much influenced by Marxist theory. Though small, group membership included artists from numerous different countries, w ...

(3 pages) 32 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Marxist Theories.

This historical connection of Marxist theory with conflict theory presents an interesting paradox of a Marxism reared in the womb ... sm reared in the womb of theoretical structures to which it was, and is, seemingly largely opposed. Marxist theory has in common with conflict theory an interest in explaining both law and criminal ju ... ders as simply another way to regulate the availability and cost of labor.Akers argues that much of Marxist theory is really an ideological condemnation of Western democracies and a call for revolutio ...

(4 pages) 54 1 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Crime from the marxist and functionalist prospective

ug related it becomes evident as to why this is so. When adopting sociological theories such as the Marxist theory which was established by Karl Marx who based his theories on various societies such a ... e actually committed under criminal acts such as homicide, assault, sexual assault and theft.From a Marxist point of view this can be explained through economics and its inequalities with in our socie ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Employment and wage rate theory in the Keynesian and neo-classical school

es before it. Some of the ideas presented in The General Theory can be seen in Classical theory and Marxist theory.Keynes developed and wrote The General Theory in order to influence and correct the g ... of the investment and the rate of interest on the money borrowed for the investment. Classical and Marxist economists before Keynes believed that excess savings can bring down interest and encourage ...

(7 pages) 77 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

How has the relationship between occupation and identity been changing in recent years?

large group of people who share the same interests, experiences and lifestyles (Woodward, 2000).The Marxist theory of class suggests that there are two classes in which all people belong, the elite cl ... s of workers exist but this does not mean that all members of that group identify with a class. The Marxist theory of having two classes in which everyone belongs seems to be fading out and Bourdieus' ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.7 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays


m the ruling class.Karl Marx is known as the founding father of the term "˜ruling class'. The Marxist theory speaks of class as being determined by a person's position in mass production (Bulbec ... tenburg & Alton 1980, p41).Max Weber who also was a philosopher in class did not agree with the Marxist concept of ruling class. He thought of class as a scale where the more hard work you put int ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Representative Government

theories would have a possibility in out current political system, except the pluralist theory.The Marxist theory claims that the ruling class of the economic hierarchy also ran the political arena a ... is relates to the democratic and republican parties, however, the two groups concentrated on in the Marxist theory are not elected by popular vote, but by their domination in the economy. With this th ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Which Leader Best Carried Out The Ideals Of The Russian Revolution: Lenin Or Stalin?

The Russian Revolution as a whole was completely built around Marxism and the Marxist theory. This theory instructs that a perfect political system is reached when every single c ... of class struggle and make everyone an equal member of a country, both socially and politically. In Marxist terms, this equality is known as "freedom for all". Throughout the Russian Revolution, there ... many powerful leaders which tried, through force, to install a new political system based upon the Marxist theory, called Communism. Although the leaders were fairly successful in their undertakings, ...

(5 pages) 503 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History