awareness of shared economic, social, and political circumstances leading to an understanding that working together with others in the same class is necessary in order to solve problems faced by all members of the class
key concept in Marxist analysis, referring to the conflict between classes as they try to advance their own goals and interests
type of thinking that occurs when a group makes irrational or ineffective decisions because its members value agreement and harmony over individuality or creativity
facilities and resources, such as tools, factory buildings, and machinery, used for manufacturing goods
alliance in U.S. society composed of a powerful military and businesses that supply or work with the military, funded by the federal government
small group of individuals within the government, the military, and large corporations who hold the majority of power in a society
working class, members of which own only their own labor. Members are forced to sell their labor because they have no control over the means of production.
form of conflict involving violence, generally waged by nonstate actors (individuals and groups rather than governments) for political ends