Conflict Midterm

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  1. Marx's Dialectical Materialist Theory
    emphasized conflict and consciousness rooted in the economy and people's practical activity
  2. Marx's Stage Theory of History is based on
    changes in the mode of production; class struggles
  3. According to Marx, past mode of production revolved around
    unequal ownership/control of productive property: those who control and own property oppress those who do not
  4. According to Marx, new modes of production stems from
    class struggles + changes in technology
  5. Marx's Stage Theory of History (in order)
    • 1. Primitive Communism/Tribal Ownership
    • 2. Slavery
    • 3. Feudalism
    • 4. Capitalism
    • 5. State Socialism
    • 6. Modern Communism
  6. stage in which there is a classless but simple society (not technologically advanced, little division of labor; run primarily by patriarchal family chieftans)
    primitive communism/tribal ownership
  7. stage in which there are serfs and lords; guild system in towns (unfree labor based on obligations)
  8. stage in which there is free wage labor
  9. stage in which there is dictatorship of the proletariat
    state socialism
  10. stage in which the state withers away; public ownership of productive property
    modern communism
  11. capitalism
    mode of production in which productive property is privately owned
  12. working class; those who don't own means of production, must sell their labor power (their capacity to work) to the capitalists in order to survive
  13. those who own the means of production (tools, land, machinery) and who buy the labor power of the working class in order to make a profit
    bourgeoisie (capitalists)
  14. alienation
    lack of control over work
  15. One can be alienated from
    • 1. the means of production
    • 2. the product of labor
    • 3. the labor process
    • 4. one's specie's being (self-estrangement)
    • 5. others
  16. interests of capitalists/bourgeoisie
    to maximize profits
  17. interests of proletariats
    to have more control over their life and work and a better standard of living
  18. appropriation of surplus value from workers; workers are not given the full value of their labor but instead paid what is necessary to reproduce them, based on the "moral-historical wage"
  19. social movement
    a sustained organized public effort making collective claims on target authorities
  20. forms & levels of working class resistance
    • 1. individual/factory workers
    • 2. unions
    • 3. political parties
    • 4. riots and revolts
    • 5. social revolutions
    • 6. international unions & struggles
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Conflict Midterm
2014-10-29 23:54:54

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