Please help me people that know Marx a million times better than I do



Does a middle class leftie still count as member of the bourgeoisie? If they don’t then I’ve just wasted 20 minutes of precious assignment theorising. 

No.  Bourgeois is a term to denote someones relations to the means of production. The bourgeois are the owners and managers, the proletariat are those who work the means of production.  A university lecturer is a member of the proletariat because despite their relative wealth to people who may be considered working class by contemporary sociology, they are still not in control of their material conditions, they are still wage slaves and their labour is still alienated from them.

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