Marxist Theory of Class

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In any of the sciences, it is essential to break down the components of the object of study and understand them before delving into the subject and Sociology is one of the major sciences demands us to understand the basic concept of class and it’s background. So theoretically a class are like-minded people who are located at the intersection of economics, society, and politics. The Marxist claim to class rests on the distinctiveness of these three interpenetrating aspects of social life. So basically class is the division of groups based on the economic roles and position that shapes the social world they inhabit and the culture they choose to follow which in turn molds their political choices and actions. The layman ideology would be that what you are led to what our experience which inevitably leads to what you do. According to this ideology, we map people according to these three categories and when the mapping is done these classes should coincide.…show more content…
Quite contrary to the aspect that many Indians earlier believed that it was an industry dominated by Brahmins who were mostly in charge of spreading knowledge and education in the ancient era. They were supposed to be good at calculations and maths and were perfect for this industry. The IT industry, on the other hand, is completely against any form of reservation which suited the current middle class who were ready to have an industry with no pre-defined hegemony on it and where everyone could be equal. Such an ideal system does not exist but the IT industry is the closest to it. The media has created a particular image of the middle class that being of consumer-oriented and having a globalized lifestyle. Basically, it’s something that can be acquired and not just inherited. One of the major consequences of liberalization was the enormous expansion of the middle class while caste and other terms that define you not on the basis have been cast
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