relations of production

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relations of production

(MARXISM) the economic and social relations established between producers and nonproducers in the course of economic production. These combine with particular MEANS OF PRODUCTION to form a MODE OF PRODUCTION. One of the key distinctions is between capitalist and noncapitalist modes of production (see CAPITALISM AND CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION, NONCAPITALIST AND PRECAPITALIST MODES OF PRODUCTION). In the former the producers are separated from the ownership of the means of production. In non-capitalist modes, producers such as PEASANTS are likely to own many of the means of production, but are confronted by nonproducers, such as landlords, who extract an ECONOMIC SURPLUS from the producers often via the use of political, military or ideological power.
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They note that a Marxist theory of communication sees that topic in relation to capitalism as oplacing in the foreground the analysis of capitalism, including the development of the forces and relation of production, commodification and the production of surplus, value, social class divisions and struggles, contraction and oppositional movements.
Further, class bias is inscribed within the very institutional ensemble of the state as a social relation of production which not only permits a radical critique of liberal ideology but also promotes interest in the class pertinency and practices of the state as a strategic site of struggle (Poulantzas 1973: 63-4).
Thus, each relation of production needs at least two terms: either two persons or one person and a productive force.
These models address not only the relation of production and community, but also the relation of production and consumption.
Tsuru begins his lectures by recasting Marx as an institutionalist, claiming that when Marx speaks of the dialectic relation of production and mode of production, he is actually speaking of institutionalism.
What does the persistence of a historical relation of production have to say about the present mode of reproduction?
Indeed, the very relation between state and society itself becomes a relation of production.