Marxism and Historical Materialism
Notes several aspects of Karl Marx's ideology dealing with class formation due to capitalism and the exploitation of the lower classes.
# 31941 | 650 words | 3 sources | 2002 |
Published on Sep 30, 2003 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (General) , Economics (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)
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Karl Marx's strongest contribution was in writing an economic history of Europe that paid close attention to social classes, the formation of new classes due to capitalism and their different relationships to economic phenomena. Marx noted the different lots of particular social classes, however, in this regard with the rise of a strong capitalism in Europe and seeing that lower classes were indeed exploited by those who gained from the system.
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