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alienation: the process of separating workers from the fruits of their labor. Laborers who do not own their product and have no say in what is created are subjects of alienation.
capital: the spending of money to acquire commodities, which are then sold at a profit
capitalism: a mode of production whereby the means of production are owned by a small class of capitalists; a social relation (between workers and capitalists) as much as an economic system
class: a distinct social group with its own interests and behaviors, defined by its position in relation to the means of production: capitalists own the means, workers work for capitalists
class struggle: the conflict inherent in society between owners of the means of production and laborers
commodity: a physical thing, produced to satisfy some human need, which can be exchanged for another commodity
exchange-value: the value of a commodity defined by what it can be exchanged for
fetishism: the false belief that commodities themselves (especially money) create value whereas it is only through labor that value is created
labor-power: the total sum of physical and mental ability used by a person to create a use-value
means of production: the means by which value is produced, including technology, division of labor, and knowledge
mode of production: the structure of society based on the prevailing productive forces and relations of production. A mode of production is defined by what it produces and how it is produced.
money-form: a commodity used as a universal means of exchange for other commodities
relations of production: relations within society that define what is produced and for what reasons
surplus-value: the value created beyond that which is necessary for human survival; profit
use-value: the degree to which something has value because it fulfills a need and is useful
wage labor: the exchange of a laborer's time for a cash payment; the laborers' earnings (wages) are divorced from the products of their labor, which can be anything