class domination

class domination

the power exercised by one group over another by virtue of their respective CLASS positions. Class relations are generally agreed by sociologists to involve relationships of domination and subordination. These relationships are institutionalized and legitimated in different, more or less formal, ways in different societies. For example, customary rights and obligations may have great force in preindustrial societies, and it is usual to find that religious sanctions exist to regulate and normalize class relations. These forms of domination and legitimation are, like all others, ultimately backed up by the threat of political, juridical or military force. In more highly developed class societies, as relations become more impersonal and contractual, formal and legal regulations become much more important than tradition or religion, and the growth of centralized state power becomes a key mediating factor.
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This was because in South Asia, and the rest of the Third World, caste' represents class', and caste domination' relates to class domination'.
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At one stage, it commanded 70 per cent of the total marketplace - possibly the biggest class domination by any vehicle in the world.
Yet his discussion of what Marxism offers anarchism (pp 84-5) shows that part of the problem is an unawareness of basic anarchist ideas: Proudhon argued most of these ('the state as an instrument of class domination and advocates its abolition'; 'rejects utopias and utopian socialism'; 'the primacy of production'; 'proletarian self-emancipation'), while Bakunin added 'the centrality of class struggle in social life and social development, and its role in the fight for socialism' as well as 'cataclysmic [sic!] social revolution that abolished capitalism'.
Consciousness is influenced by four main variables: class domination, societal appearance, class interests, and class position.
Autonoma de Nayarit, Mexico) presents an analysis of class domination in its historical development and in its current neoliberal form.
Both men in their formative years had the same resentment of institutional authority and middle class domination.
The liberal paradigm describes the MM as the key instrument of ruling class domination in a liberal democracy.
These economic subsidies mitigate, if they do not entirely eliminate, the effects of class domination on individual choice.
Thompson and Ranajit Guha about whether the law is simply an instrument of class domination, in this case, colonial interests, or whether the rule of law regulates class relations in the instrument of the larger social order.
The collection considers biotech's implications for human identity, sexual politics, and class domination. Suvin's article looks at cloning as parables of human cognition, while others in the set consider metaphors of colonialism and eroticism in relation to our understanding of self, body, and other.
A less common addition to this list is 'endo-colonialism': a sort of internal colonialism, either in the form of class domination or of domination by one ethnic group of others.