Marx's Class Struggle

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In the Communist manifesto, a well known quote of Marx, “the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” This is introductory to the first part of the pamphlet and a conclusion to Marx’s theory about class struggle. Marx’s highly structured on how the class struggle emerges and affects the development of a society. The development of a society from the old and from the new is the result of the conflict of classes in the society. Marx’s use of this method, the dialectical materialism, to analyze the general development of historical events and it is a large outline of the principal stages through which history has moved. The materialist view to history shows that humanity has the capability to survive, as…show more content…
Relationship among other people is the relations of production in any given society. This is determining the ownership of means of production such as machine, land, raw materials and other. If the ownership of the means of production is social, it is owned by the entire society collectively. It is characterized by mutual help and cooperation. The other ownership of the means of production is private; it is the owned by a special group of people. It directly refers to class relation and the general division of labor in the production. The unity of these two aspects, the forces of production and the relations of production, constitutes the mode of production of a society. It refers to the manners in which a society produces and exchanges the necessities of life. History had change, by the force and relation of production, there arises five successive mode of production: primitive communism, ancient slavery, feudalism, capitalism, and…show more content…
Thus human beings are the most basic element of the society. In that case there is no society without human beings. Society is a historically formed human community that inseparably tied by the economic relation. This economic relation is created in the process of material production with social, political and cultural processes depend on those relation. In the human being activity, production is the most basic. The production of means of survival by man is separated from animal stage and it started when man learn to make goods for his necessities. Man uses instruments of labor over the nature to create his goods for survival. Labor began in the ancient time when man learnt how to use stone tools as the first instrument of labor. Human relations formed in the process of production are the basis for the formation of the society. The entire social structure consists of the base and the superstructure together called as socio-economic formation. In the mode of production there are two opposites that create struggle. This struggle itself is the motive force of the process development of the human
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