historical materialism(redirected from Materialist Conception of History)
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A major tenet in the Marxist theory of history that regards material economic forces as the base on which sociopolitical institutions and ideas are built.
(Sociology) the part of Marxist theory maintaining that social structures derive from economic structures and that these are transformed as a result of class struggles, each ruling class producing another, which will overcome and destroy it, the final phase being the emergence of a communist society
the part of dialectical materialism dealing with historical process and social causation; the doctrine that social thought and institutions develop as a superstructure on an economic base.