Unformatted text preview: • Wages are the bare minimum for worker’s reproduction. The capitalist want to pay the workers just enough to survive. • Marcuse’ Hegemony: dominant story told by the elite to explain and naturalize (the way things are) and support the status quo. It appears unquestioned and natural. This is just the way it is. • False consciousness is believing the Hegemonic story even to your own detriment. (boot strap myth) o If you are not successful, it’s your fault bc you didn’t work hard enough o It’s up to you, pull yourself up by your boot strap (this is the falseness)...
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- Fall '11
- Karl Marx, Marcuse, Private property shapes, boot strap, strap myth