T1: Marxism

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  • Created on: 17-01-18 15:31

Karl Marx

  • Society changes because economic conditions change
  • As economic conditions change, social classes emerge
  • The history of society is the history of class conflict

Marxist stage theory

  • Primitive communism: hunt and gather and share what we have; no social classes; no government
  • Feudalism: the monarch distributes wealth as favours and has absolute power; society is highly stratified and often depicted as a pyramid with the monarch at the top and peasants at the bottom
  • Bourgeios revolution: the growth of…


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