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class struggle

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(Philosophy) the class struggle marxism the continual conflict between the capitalist and working classes for economic and political power. Also known as: the class war

class′ strug′gle


n.
(in Marxism) the struggle for political and economic power waged between capitalists and workers.
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Noun1.class struggle - conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)class struggle - conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
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Page one hundred and twenty-six: 'The cycle of class struggles which began with the dissolution of rude, tribal communism and the rise of private property will end with the passing of private property in the means of social existence.
He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
Page one hundred and thirty-two," I read aloud: "'The class struggle, therefore, presents itself in the present stage of social development between the wage-paying and the wage-paid classes.
We say that the class struggle is a law of social development.
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
Finally, in times when the class struggle nears the decisive hour, the process of dissolution going on within the ruling class, in fact within the whole range of society, assumes such a violent, glaring character, that a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class, the class that holds the future in its hands.
The workshop will feature discussions on how this method of audience participation can help bridge the gap between theatre and personal lives, based on Boal's theatrical concept titled "Theatre of the Oppressed," where theatre is used as a rehearsal for social change, and tools are provided to explore collective class struggles.
Its basis is that everything has changed so decisively that class struggles such as those of the 1930s can not be reproduced in our current changed context.
As Marx said "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
What forms do class struggles take in today's context .
Once this is done, the moral unity of anti-colonial alliance or national front burst asunder, and gives way to apparent and intense class struggles.
It is sad that tourists visiting Liverpool do so primarily to trace the footsteps of The Beatles, who were too socially shallow to have Liverpool's class struggles of the 1960s reflected in their songs and lyrics.