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    in society? To what working class do we belong? Karl Marx has helped us distinguish different social classes and understand the ideas or feelings held by members of each class. This paper will discuss and analyze Marx’s theory of class consciousness and false consciousness. “In modern or bourgeois society the economy is organized around industrial production and commercial exchange; the main classes comprise the capitalists, who own the factories, the banks, and the goods and trade, and the proletarians, who own nothing but their own labor power. (p. 30)” Okay, what does that mean? Basically, it means we are separated by economic status. The rich above the middle class, and the poor on the bottom. Marx suggested that we view the world and adjust our behavior based on the class that we belong to. For example, I belong to the middle class, and I know what my financial means are, and how to live within those means. The class that I am in influences my opinions, hobbies, and the people that I hang out with. Our sense of identity, our taste, and our…

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    The views of Class Consciousness have been a topic of discussion for decades. It has grasped attention in the late 1800 's by the famous philosopher and Sociologist Karl Marx. Karl Marx, just to give some background information, was known for his views on the economy, politics, and Society. Marx believed classes were defined based on relations to the means of their production and capital investments; while others believe it is defined by income, social status, education and occupation. Based on…

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    Social class is defined as a division of society based on social and economical status. In other words the relevance of your family’s name(brand) and the amount of revenue you bring in yearly give you advantage over those below your status. Class consciousness has been an issue in which generations have turned there head to avoid over the decades but while it may not be the topic of discussion it is a major issue and concern in communities, churches, college campuses, and even within families.…

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    and materialist theory claims that “the proletariat, the working class, who sell their labor and bodies but control none of the institutions or structures that generate the great wealth of the bourgeoisie” (Hall 74). Due to Ford’s idea of mass production, the World State Controllers believe that they can keep everyone under their control and power if they remain pleased and satisfied with what they have. Huxley creates a system in which the people are all basically…

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    “No Child Left Behind law in 2002 brought a new urgency to the issue of poverty within the classroom.” In the article “The Class Consciousness Raiser,” Paul Tough explains how author Ruby Payne held a lecture for teachers to create a better understanding of how to connect with students of different class backgrounds. Tough also explains how Ruby Payne became successful and the observations she made that lead her there. Payne is a motivation to teachers everywhere because she believes that…

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    I chose the Class Consciousness issue because I find it interesting to make observations and assumptions of an individual based on clothing, age, race and etc. When doing this observational research I observed 3 different people. I first began observing a male. After sometime observing I made a guess that he was a part of the “Working Class” which we see as “the social class consisting of mostly blue collar or service industry workers who are less likely to have a college degree; they constitute…

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    The Relationship Between Class and Class Consciousness In Germany men were granted universal suffrage in 1871, while it took until 1919 for women to gain universal suffrage rights. Women were stuck in the shadow of the patriarchy and struggled to earn their suffrage. This political disenfranchisement applied to all women; the case that Rosa Luxemburg makes in her essays “Women’s Suffrage and Class Struggle” and “The Proletariat Woman” is that even though women have the same biological…

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    In Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" he uses various comedic devices to create comedy; most noticeably melodrama and farce. These devices are used excessively in order to repeatedly address serious matters in a light-hearted manner; Wilde does this to create humour as opposed to offending his audience. Wilde deliberately wrote the play in this manner as he was fully conscious that his audience consisted of upper class Victorians. Throughout the play, Oscar Wilde articulately…

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    How would you react to someone who doubts you because of your background? What would you say? What would you do? In the short story “The Stolen Party,” by Liliana Heker, a young girl’s mother had refused to let her go to a party, as it was meant for the rich. Due to the fact that her mother was the maid of the party’s host, she thought her daughter would be someone that is brushed aside. However, she convinces her mother to let her go, and she has quite a fun time there, playing games and having…

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    he will do anything if she would stay. At that moment, Mia opens her eyes and the book ends. (230-234) If I Stay deals with the variations in levels of awareness. Sigmund Freud says, “consciousness is not an all-or-none phenomenon.” It is said that some stimuli can still penetrate awareness. (Weiten, 1995) “But am I dead? The me who is lying on the edge of the road, my leg hanging down into the gulley, is surrounded by a team of men and…

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