Marxist Theory : The Marxist Paradigm Essay

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The Marxist Paradigm
Definition
Marxism sees humans as communal, creative producers, who are conscious, autonomous, and have free will (Mullaly, 2007). Marxists value all individuals on the simple basis of being human, not on how ‘superior’ they appear to be (Mullaly, 2007). They consider production to be the nature of all societies, and the mode of the production alters the society it is in (Mullaly, 2007). They have the same view of the nation-state as the social democratic view, which is that it should be used to reinforce and actively pursue equality, social justice, and democracy (Mullaly, 2007). One of the main differences between the Marxist and the social democratic paradigms is how society becomes this way. All of Marxism considers social change to be a constant class struggle, indicating that it is ongoing whether or not this is the goal (Mullaly, 2007). One branch of Marxism, the evolutionary branch, agrees with the social democratic principle of peace and slower societal change (Mullaly, 2007). Revolutionary Marxism, on the other hand, believes that the only way to achieve social change is to overthrow society through violent revolution and then rebuild a new socialist society (Mullaly, 2007).
Sexual Health Education in the Marxist Paradigm Marxist sex education is difficult to study for a number of reasons. The first of which is that almost no Marxist thinker has written specifically about sex education, and very few of them have written about education in…

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