AN 349 - 4 - Social Class Perspectives Traditional o People...

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9/14/10 Social Class Perspectives Traditional o People who work with their heads – Scholars (Officials) o People who work with their hands Peasants – Create, fundamentally give to society Artisans – These transform things, add value, contributing to society still Merchants – Leeches Marxist o Proletariat Workers – Don’t hold money o Capitalists – Controls all the money o “Lumpenproletariat” – Misfits, criminals, bandits, etc. o Mao does 2 things that differs from Marxism 1. Inflate rural people w/ modern classes, claim they occupy same social class 2. Makes a revolution. “Who are our friends and who are our enemies?” Much more subjective, Mao is not theorizing, he is acting out Maoist Classes/(Marxist Equivalent) o Landlord/Comprador (Enemies) Compradors are merchants who have relations with foreigners National Bourgeoisie – capitalists, less bad than compradors o Rich Peasants/Small Bourgeoisie Rich peasants had enough extra land to rent out, quasi-landlord
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course ANTHROPOLO AN 349 taught by Professor Weller during the Fall '10 term at BU.

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