Essays Tagged: "Means of production"

Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

to mean a totalitarian system controlled by a single political party. This came to justify that the means of production is controlled and the wealth is distributed with the goal of producing a classle ...

(6 pages) 229 0 2.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Solidarity and it's impact on Communism in Poland. This is a research essay addressing how the Polish people struggled to overthrow communism in Poland. Bibliography included

ientation ("The rise and fall of Solidarnosc."). In this society, there was public ownership of the means of production, meaning that everyone who worked was an employee and an owner at the same time ... les was constantly controlled in all aspects by the communist party, which destroyed the country be means of its ruling" (Interview with Andrzej Wajerczyk).Despite the destruction, the Polish people h ...

(8 pages) 181 1 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

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.

he relations of production, involving exploitation and domination, between a class of owners of the means of production and a class of non owner workers.The theory posits a long term trend towards inc ...

(1 pages) 124 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation attempts to explain chapter material and compare and contrast using Marxist and Weber concepts.

The industry uses the fact that many of their workers are illegal to employ people "at will". This means workers can be fired without warning for any reason. These slaughterhouse workers have therefo ... workers have therefore become "equipment" no different from the machinery with no control over the means of production. They are forced to sell their labor power just to survive to those who control ...

(3 pages) 213 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Capitalism and its effects on a nation.

italism and its meaning. Webster's Dictionary defines capitalism as an economic system in which the means of production, distribution and exchange and privately owned and operated for profit. Capitali ...

(4 pages) 169 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Description of the Marxist argument about the importance of class.

e produced' (Questioning identity, 2000, p97). This involves the organization and ownership of the 'means of production' as well as the social relationships between groups and individuals. Thus Marx t ... ionships.According to Marx a class is a group of people who all share the same relationship to the 'means of production', the 'means of production' (MOP) being the way in which the society produces th ...

(3 pages) 60 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Assess the view that the fragmentation of the middle class has occurred.

Anthony Giddeons' describes this class as separate from the upper class because they own hardly any means of production. They do however possess widely recognized skills, mainly mental, which they can ... le class as the petty bourgeoisie. Marxists claim that while the petty bourgeoisie does not own the means of production, they are firm believers in the ruling class's values and usually have power ove ...

(4 pages) 65 1 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The collectivism and individualism.

cial or industrial enterprises).Capitalism is the social system based upon private ownership of the means of production, which entails a completely uncontrolled and unregulated economy where all land ... s. Capitalism is the only politico-economic system based on the doctrine of individual rights. This means that capitalism recognizes that each and every person is the owner of his own life, and has th ...

(2 pages) 112 1 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Marx and Historical Materialism.

pitalist society at the hands of the working class through the belief that the capitalist society's means of production are outgrowing its relations to production.The nature of work poses the universa ... rsal assumption that humans must work to survive and will do so through the easiest, most efficient means possible. Thus, a division of labour will result alongside with the production of a surplus du ...

(4 pages) 84 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

An argument against Marx's theories of a socialist, utopian society.

ated, leaving workers in charge of themselves. "... The Proletariat would rise up and take over the means of production" ("Civilizations", 672). This simply can never work.Although during the industri ... the period of industrial revolution dissatisfaction with the ruling class was common. We even have means of settling differences. For example on November 4, 2003, the University of Minnesota settled ...

(2 pages) 38 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

What, if anything, has political economy contributed to our understanding of cultural production?

). They stress that society is characterised by domination and subordination in its relation to the means of production. Those who own the means of material production also have the power to control t ... ion and the distribution of ideas. Its great emphasis lies with power, control and ownership of the means of production. In true Marxists terms, "those who have the means of material production at its ...

(11 pages) 169 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Marxist Media Theory.

Marxist Media TheoryDaniel Chandler"XIntroduction"XBase and superstructure"XMedia as means of production"XIdeology"XMedia as amplifiers"XThe constitution of the subject"XDifferences wit ... etween what Marx termed 'social being' and 'social consciousness' (Curran et al. 1982: 27).Media as means of productionThe mass media are, in classical Marxist terms, a 'means of production' which in ... se alternative ideas. This is very much in accord with Marx's argument that:The class which has the means of material production at its disposal has control at the same time over the means of mental p ...

(17 pages) 426 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Adam Smith "Wealth of Nations" The benefit of division of labor to society.

oes on to write that whenworkers do not receive benefits from their labors the ownersof the land or means of production will not see improvementin their stock. Therefore it is to everyone's benefit fo ... r how much money that country circulated.Smith writes:"The consumable goods which were circulated bymeans of this money would only be exchanged for agreater or a smaller number of pieces; but the real ...

(3 pages) 184 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Assess the sociological explanations of relationship between occupation and social class.

urgeoisie and the proletariat. The bourgeoisie are the property, capital owning class. They own the means of production and monopolize the profits and values of industrial production. The proletariat ... isie's high income which allows them to become capitalists, rather it is the fact that they own the means of production. This therefore also makes them the sole owners of the products and their surplu ...

(11 pages) 234 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Democracy Vs Communism

ir contrary economic systems. In a communist government, the community owns the major resources and means of production. The goal of such a system is to prevent any one person or group of people from ...

(2 pages) 96 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Does globalisation uphold the Marxist approach to IPE?

o itself reads almost like a paean to the forces of globalization-"As capitalism revolutionises the means of production and social relations, it smashes the barriers of feudalism and mercantilism ever ...

(3 pages) 59 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"Marx-Engels Reader" about modern capitalism

n as how the goods are produced, and the relations of production, or the social distribution of the means of production. These are the two key elements of production in a society and the bourgeoisie a ... and Engels state that all societies are "class societies" always have been and always will be. This means that all societies have two main groups; the oppressors and the oppressed. Feudalism had the l ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To what extent is Communisim dominate?

ot represented in policy. The idea of a non-representative authoritative government controlling the means of production is contrary to the Marxist idea of the means of production being in the hands of ... down to two ideas. One that the most efficient economic system is one in which the workers own the means of production, and two that it eliminates the inherent contradictions of capitalism. So where ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A synopsis of the book, The Communits Manifesto

ass struggles are caused by past events. These class relationships are determined by economy or the means of production. In the end, these classes would clash creating a revolution. As a result of a r ... should be understood as a process in which classes of society realign themselves with the changing means of production. According to Marx, history is shaped by the economy only. Religion, culture, id ...

(4 pages) 67 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Capitalism Bring War or Peace?

Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportio ...

(4 pages) 74 1 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues