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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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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.
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.
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 history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
HYDERABAD -- Sindh Taraqi Pasand (STP) Chairperson Dr Qadir Magsi has called for a realignment in the nationalist politics in Sindh with insertion of the class struggle as one of the mainstays.
Co-Exist SOMEHOW together but apart we co-exist The very poor and the mighty rich That's the way it is and has always been The rich and the poor are a divided team While the working class struggle to survive The upper class as ever continue to thrive Fortunes handed down from father to son Unfortunately that's how it is and will always be done Their children's education is beyond reproach Taught only by the best tutor or coach A first class degree is top of their list And jobs for the boys is the final twist Finally the wealth will be passed on Creating another wealthy daughter or son.
A deftly written and luminous tale of class struggle and star-crossed, forbidden love, Liz trenow's "The Hidden Thread" is a compelling novel by gifted author with a genuine flair for originality.
Drawing on Western and Chinese rhetorical theories and traditions, the book examines his rhetoric of class struggle, his rhetorical construction of a new communist person, his rhetorical construction of Chinese nationalism, and his rhetoric of foreign policy.
Theoretically, being conscious of class relations creates the possibility for class formation and class struggle with the goal of building the impetus for social transformation (Gramsci, 1971: 242; Marx, 1844; Slaughter, 1975; Westergaard and Resler, 1975).
With a new preface the author (a professor of English and American studies at Purdue University) updates his reappraisal of a critical moment in American cultural history to engage the reassessments of the politics of Richard Wright's critical reputation and a provocative reading of class struggle in Gwendolyn Brooks' A Street in Bronzeville (1945), and a look at the institutions that comprised Chicago's Black popular front such as the Chicago Defender, the period's leading Black newspaper; Negro Story, the first magazine devoted to publishing short stories by and about African Americans; and the WPA-sponsored South Side Community Art Center.