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Sheet1 Page 1 1. Please identify, in 3-4 sentences, what the following terms mean: mode of production relations of production class class struggle bourgeoisie proletariat capitalism economic structure of society communism consciousness 2. What is the source of conflict in society? 3. What is the difference between the bourgoeisie and the proletariat (Hint: One sentence should be sufficient)? 4. How do Marx and Engels explain the rapid social change at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century? Who are the main actors of that rapid change? 5. Why is the social change in the 19th century different from the social change in the previous eras of human history? ___________________________________________________________ (From Ernst Fischer, How to Read Karl Marx. NY: Monthly Review Press, 1996.) Political Economy] in concentrated form is an entirely new one. It views history neither as an accumulation of accidents, of the deeds of great men, nor as a process of constantly recurring ebbs and other-worldly plan of redemption or damnation or by the destiny of the World Spirit, but as the development of the human race determined by the nature of labor. The division of labor, the growth of productive forces, the association of production and private appropriation give rise, of necessity, to social contradictions. Every given stage of development of the productive forces requires certain specific forms of property, of relations between human beings and relations of production. Without such forms the productive forces cannot function and human society cannot exist. These forms correspond, first of all,
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