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    Socialism in the Labour Movement in the United State (IWW case) The ideology of Marxism has been around since tens of years ago. Even so, the ideology is still carry great influence in the world economic system. Class conflict between labor-employer brings an interesting study to be discussed. There are always differences of interest between the working class and the employer mutually contradictory.

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    Torres 1 Marlon Torres Professor Canton English 103 3 February 2018 Marxist Criticism and “Bartleby the Scrivener” Introduction The major source of power in "Bartleby, the Scrivener" is the persistence manifestation of heroism through passive resistance and not following the capitalist ideals. A character who resists the ways of the superiors, like Bartleby, plays an important role in breaking the social structures that are present in the society currently. Whenever a person resists what they see to be deviating their principles and standards, they create a rebellion that is not only important to their self-esteem but also powerful. According to Karl Marx who came up with the Marxist criticism, the capitalist society is divided into two groups

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    Karl Marx (1975) implied the importance of ‘commodity’ throughout his work. He argued that commodities played an important role in the formation of Capitalism as commodities where sold and bought in the market to increase the profit and sustain Capitalism. This Marxist ideology led to the formation of ‘commodification’. Contemporary Marxists argue that commodification is a term used to explain the extent to which welfare services are sold and bought from the market just like commodities. Thus having an exchange value – those objects that do not have an economic value are assigned a value.

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    Marxist perspectives central aims are to provide an empirically well-founded description of phenomenon, to get the social implications; and to illuminate the historical process through which these phenomenons came to exist in the real world. Additionally, its aims at comprehend and explain reality using s themes analysis and this is confirmed by research. Positivism is based on a notion that science is an only way to learn about the truth and this perspective belongs to epistemology which is denoted as philosophy of knowing. It majorly depends on quantifiable observations which lead to statistical analysis of the data. It has been noted positivism is in accordance with the empirical view that knowledge stems from human experience.

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    The essay focuses on two different sections. The first part of the essay is will discuss the central arguments about knowledge made by Marx and critical theorist, with close attention to its relationship based on the exploitation or oppression that exists in the society and the relationship between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. Knowledge can only be acquired when applied in any practical situation. This can be achieved through’’ natural science”. This has long been in the existences before now.

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    Marxist Perspective

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    Question A Marxist Perspective Its central aim is to provide an empirically well-founded description of phenomenon, to get the social implications; and to illuminate the historical process through which this phenomenon came to exist in the real world. Additionally, its aims at comprehend and explain reality using themes to make analysis and this is confirmed by research. This has methods such as phenomenology and Ethnomethodology. It produces knowledge on a social reality in order to transform it.

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    Marxist Politics – Introduction Frederick Engels painted a clear picture of Marxist politics and the ultimate reason for revolution, “the State is nothing more than a machine for the oppression of one class by another. ”1 In Marxism, the struggle to control the forces of production is the dynamic force behind human development. The economic system determines other features of a society, including its political structure. To Karl Marx, the “economic structure of society [is] the real foundation on which rise moral, legal and political superstructures and to which definite forms of social consciousness correspond.”

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    Che Guevara Marxism

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    Che Guevara: In this essay i will write about the argentinian resistance lead che guevara (also known as el Che) who fought hunger and poverty and lead the cuban resistance. As a child he was introduced to the political spectrum because of his dads involvement as an reporter in the spanish civil war. He was said to be very athletic excelling in swimming,cycling and shooting. When the cuban revolution merged, the cuban dictator fulgencio batista promoted che guevara to second in command.

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    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.

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    The body of work produced by Karl Marx during his life in the eighteenth century is primarily an explication of the Capitalist mode of production. Through his development of a thorough analysis of the workings of the system, Marx delved into the structures of the economic system and found it to be inherently qualified by contradictions. It is the aim of this essay to present the structures, as extant in Marx’s analysis, and subsequently examine what these contradictions are and how they operate in the function and dysfunction of Capitalist society. The analysis will take the form of a detailed exploration of several interpretations of Marx himself, and Marxist thought as it has developed over the last two centuries. Finally, a connection will

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    The world revolves around media, it is what undoubtedly connects us all and allows us to relate to one another; it provides a new platform for culture to develop and engross a growing community. However, media also produces grounds for propaganda to seed and flourish, therefore allowing an individual or group to alter and shape the ideas of a community at large. During the World War II era, Disney actively produced propaganda shorts that revolved around the idea of war and standing unified behind the war efforts at the time. Although this could have been a patriotic move on Disney’s part as he served in World War I, the effort to produce animated shorts about the war was almost entirely driven by the financially unstable Walt Disney Company

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    According to Marxist Criticism Theory it’s a theory in which it is listed into different principles and practices. These principles allows readers to analyze actions done within the reading and it’s characters personality. An outside source “Introduction to Literature” by Michael Delahoyde, Delahoyde states “Marxists generally view literature "not as works created in accordance with timeless artistic criteria, but as 'products' of the economic and ideological determinants specific to that era" (Abrams 149). Literature reflects an author's own class or analysis of class relations, however piercing or shallow that analysis may be” (Delahoyde). In other words, Marxists view class struggle, wealth defines the characters and view literature as products of the economic.

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    This paper talks about the Marxist and Postcolonial analysis of my favourite text, a movie titled The Damsels. The Damsels talks about the birth of a prince called prince Vadin in Achinike kingdom, his return home from his educational adventure after twenty-five years and the actions he undertook in his quest to choose a bride. In this paper, the Marxist and postcolonial lenses have be used to critically analyse my favourite text, The Damsels. Under the postcolonial theory, I have made use of the concepts of culture and national identity to literary critique the movie in relation to how Africa has evolved after colonisation. Also, I have employed the concept of base and superstructure and the concept of alienation under the Marxist theory

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    Two Familiar Responses to “Bartleby”: One Internal and One External Perspective Herman Melville’s "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story describing the Narrator’s encounter with the titular character, a mysterious man hired by the Narrator as a copywriter. In class, we looked at the Marxist response to “Bartleby”. Upon my first read, I must admit that “Bartleby” didn’t appear to me as prime material for a Marxist response. Later, I realized that what I had done was accept the superficial explanation of Bartleby’s misfortunes as offered by the Narrator. By comparison, the critiques by David Kuebrich and

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    The theory I did was alienation which was introduced by Marxist. The way I describe alienation is living in society where your skin, eye color, hair texture, or accent is not fully accepted. The article I did was The 'Trump Effect ' Alienating Conservative Latinos which was posted August 31, 2015. The article is about Donald Trump, latinos, immigration, and republican candidates. It seems like Trump has a significant problem with the latino community in the United States.

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    "What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, is its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable" (Marx, 1848). Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famous work ‘ The communist manifesto’ is on of the most influential doctrines on the theory of Marxism. Marxism, as concluded from Marx and Engels is a conflict theory, which means that it believes that society is based on inequality and unequal distribution of power and wealth. The Marxist methodology uses economic and sociopolitical inquiry and employs that to the critique and analyse the development of capitalism and the role of class struggle in systemic economic change.

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    Planter Vs Laborer

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    Before the Civil War, the south depended on slavery to sustain its economy. Slaves provided free labor in which they were responsible for tending to the planters land. This included planting, growing, and yielding cash crops to be able to deliver a profit for the plantation owner. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relationship between the planter and the laborer, as well as deliberating on the interactions amongst mill owners and mill employees to be able to explain how the shared theme of why labor had to change in the south was prevalent in both articles.

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    To fully comprehend social classes in today's British society, as well as in the past, it is necessary to be aware of the theories on classes elaborated by some of the most respectable philosophers. In this section, attention is paid to three prominent philosophers concerning with sociology and to their point of view on class. In order to provide objective and compact picture of class perception throughout the history, two sociologists from the nineteenth and early twentieth century and one from late twentieth and early twenty first century were chosen in order to explain different class theories. The first is Karl Marx, the second one is Max Weber and the last one is Pierre Bourdieu. Karl Marx, a German philosopher of nineteenth century is

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