L3-May17 - Marx: State and Revolution Capital...

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Marx: State and Revolution Capital society/Commodity Capital Marx: History and Classes . Base and superstructure Base: Technologies and the relationship of production Contractral Superstructure: Determined by the base, products of the base: laws, ideas, morals, arts Each society has its own dominant ideas. Each society has its own technologies. . Stages of history, means of production, and mode of production. Feudalism-Capitalism-Socialism Transition from feudalism to capitalism- the one M really knew about . Alienation (philosophical concept) and exploitation (economic)? In our societies, the products of your labour are taken away from the producer, and were used to against you. Irony. Your labor became an alienated force against you. This relationship is calculable mathmetically. . Class analysis: society not “stable” but always in conflict. People do not like their position of lacking of means of production. Class consciousness—‘a class in itself’ became ‘a class for itself’ Then, it is not a simple objective category. . What is a class? Objective versus subjective category All societies are class societies. Within the mode of production, a group of people own the means of production while the other
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