Marx. Theory of history and the development of class society

Marx. Theory of history and the development of class society

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Karl Marx: Theory of history, social class and revolution
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Key terms Bourgeoisie —those who own/control the means of production Proletariat —those who must live by selling their labor Means of production —the physical, financial, and organizational means by which a given society produces what it needs to live. Relations of production— the relations among people that derive from how they relate to the ownership of the means of production.
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Engels’ preface History’s grand narrative “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” (473) Each age has its flagship class “The forces of production overcome the relations of production.” et).
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Focus on the difference between the late Middle Ages, the Industrial Revolution, and the early capitalist period The relation between whose who produce and those who control and govern. Feudal society generates the means of
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