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Can someone explain it in a dumbed down way? i dont understand the ones online.

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Marxists believe that society is split into two classes: the capitalist class (bourgeoisie) and the working class (proletariats). They believe that the bourgeoisie oppress the proletariat, for example in the workplace (the proletariats work for the bourgeoisie for less than the profit that the bourgeoisie make etc.)

That's as simple as I can put it! Hope that helped!
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there's the burgeoisie (owners of means of production; the properties that generate wealth) and the proletariat (workers/laboureres within the MOPs)
historical context of the theory: thesis/antithesis; dialectical/historical materialism; history is a struggle between classes, e.g. slaves and masters, peasants and lords/kings, workers and bourgeoisie state
the base (the economy and politics) and the superstructure (culture, religion, society) govern everything in a civilisation; the base (via the bourgeoisie) controls the super structure
extraction of surplus value - capitalism is interpreted as the proletariat getting the true value of their labour taken away from them
boom and bust cycles (capitalism sews the seeds of its own destruction; over time, as capitalism booms/busts, more people join the proletariat and the gap between classes grows)
alienation occurs - people are separated from their human nature and their labour
class consciousness - the proletariat realise they're being exploited
revolution/overthrowing of the class/capitalist system and the implementation of the dictatorship of the proletariat (whatever that means)
classless society after a transitionary period from socialism to communism (which is left wing anarchism in this context)
world wide communism - "workers of the world unite"

etc etc
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(Original post by beth16x)
Marxists believe that society is split into two classes: the capitalist class (bourgeoisie) and the working class (proletariats). They believe that the bourgeoisie oppress the proletariat, for example in the workplace (the proletariats work for the bourgeoisie for less than the profit that the bourgeoisie make etc.)

That's as simple as I can put it! Hope that helped!
The capital class are just the upper class and middle class, they use the working class by exploiting them for money.

Its basically just capitalism, and if you've watched Animal Farm (maybe for English at GCSE) then that's what capitalism is all about, at the start it was capitalism as the humans had the power and money and then the animals basically kicked them out and then the animals tried working as a team and for each other. Then a pig got greedy so started the capitalist society up again - they only care about power and money!

hope this helped, I suppose if you haven't watched animal farm or read the book then this post is completely irrelevant to you
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Got it! Thank you for your time! :rolleyes: +rep
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People in different classes.
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People in different classes.
You've made some very good points there :lol:
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(Original post by Ebony19)
You've made some very good points there :lol:
cool.
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Marxism is a theory by Karl Marx based on conflict- conflict between two social classes: the bourgeoisie and proletariat.

Marxists believe that society is based on inequality between the social classes. The proletariat are exploited by the bourgeoisie and have false class consciousness about how they are treated.

For example, Althusser, a Marxist, believes that the family is a form of ideological state apparatus in which the Marxist ideology is passed on

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