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'Replace capitalism with something nice’: The (continued) influence of Marx in the twenty-first century

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dc.contributor.author O’Sullivan, Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-08T11:51:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-08T11:51:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7968
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Marxist model of society is based upon inequality between classes, generated by economic motives. This paper examines the contribution made by Karl Marx’s model of social stratification (as outlined in his ‘Communist Manifesto’), and how this model enacts social change through class struggle. Specifically, it looks at Marx’s model of Capitalist society, and assesses what concepts remain relevant in the twenty-first century. While lauded for being too reductionist and ignoring other non-economic motives, critics have failed to discredit Marx’s theory entirely, and certain observations have become much more relevant with respect to the recent global economic meltdown. The paper concludes that, though it is far from being foolproof, Marx’s model of social inequality is dynamic enough to survive in the current century. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;2(2), pp.4-20
dc.subject Industrial Revolution en_US
dc.subject Karl Marx en_US
dc.subject globalisation en_US
dc.title 'Replace capitalism with something nice’: The (continued) influence of Marx in the twenty-first century en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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