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KARL MARX & CLASS CONFLICT A class is defined by the ownership of property. Class therefore is a theoretical and formal relationship among indiviuals. Overall, there are six elements in Marx's view of class conflict. Classes are authority relationships based on property ownership. A class defines groupings of individuals with shared life situations, thus interests. Classes are naturally antagonistic by virtue of their interests. Imminent within modern society is the growth of two antagonistic classes
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Unformatted text preview: and their struggle, which eventually absorbs all social relations. • Political organization and Power is an instrumentality of class struggle, and reigning ideas are its reflection. • Structural change is a consequence of the class struggle. Marx's emphasis on class conflict as constituting the dynamics of social change, his awareness that change was not random but the outcome of a conflict of interests, and his view of social relations as based on power were contributions of the first magnitude....
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