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

ellentansey:

 

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s