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RG asked in Social ScienceSociology · 2 months ago

Karl Marx?

Marx claimed that men’s identity was determined by their relationship to their mode of production. That we are classified by our work, how we produce our necessities. He writes that “as individuals express their life. So they are” (Marx 1998:37) explaining that “hence what individuals are depends on the material conditions of their productions” (Marx 1998:37).

 whether or not you agree with Marx that in today’s society identity is determined by what we produce and how we produce it. How relevant is social class today in determining identity? Please explain your view and provide examples.

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  • Bobo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Marx was a philosopher, not a researcher.  His opinions are simply emotional reactions to the industrial revolution vice nuanced researchers such as Adam Smith. Today's society includes those who contribute (workers) and those who do not contribute (welfare recipients).  No one on welfare has social class above anyone who works.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You are going to have to do a better job of copying that material from your homework because you've made so many mistakes that it's not clear what exactly the background text about Marx's theories that includes citations by Marx is supposed to get across or how that background text relates to the ensuing question. It appears you've mistyped a bunch of the background text and then left out a portion in the middle or end that links it to the ensuing question, the ensuing question ending up a non sequitur. The question asks about the relevance of social class to identity, but while the background about Marx's theories with citations by Marx mentions identity, it never mentions social class, and based on the line of instruction that follows the question, it's clear that the answer mustn't be any theorizing about the relevance of social class in determining identity but instead must directly relate to and expound on specifically those theories of Marx's that are in the background text you failed to fully or correctly provide.

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