A Marxist Approach On Social Classes

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stratification is brought forth by Domhoff and it supports the idea that social classes themselves have hierarchical layers determined status, power, and prestige. The critiques would most likely support the idea of pluralism and that each group is represented in political institutions, but that’s just not the case in practical manners. A Marxist approach would argue that power is never not socially organized. The reason why power matters is that power by Marxist definition, is the ability to force someone to complete any action that goes against their best wishes and/or free will. Marx would also argue that the state is not neutral, like the pluralists believe, but rather the state represents the elite’s class interest. Marx would also argue that the elitist seek to preserve themselves within the governmental structure. Basically, Marx doesn’t support that the government is neutral and that pluralist are correct. His theories align with the Power Elite Theory by Wright Mills, but Marx would follow up solutions to wealth inequality with a change in the state’s systematic role or roles in society. Part 2 5) Describe and outline the class nature of American society. Describe to the reader the three major classes and the one minor class. Make sure you define social class in your answer. How and when did these three classes develop? What are the factors related to the development of class politics? How important are ethnicity and gender in comparison social class in
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