What Do Socialists Say About Class?

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

From Occupy Wall Street to Bernie Sanders, class inequality has returned to the forefront of popular consciousness after decades of pretending everyone is “middle class.” How do socialists define class and why do we place so much emphasis on it? How does class relate to other divisions in society such as race, gender, and sexuality?

Suggested Readings:
“Why the working class” by Hal Draper
“Can the working class still change the world?” by Kyle Brown
“U.S. Labor: What's New, What's Not” by Kim Moody
“Six Points on Class” by Michael Zweig
Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol. II: The Politics of Social Classes by Hal Draper (Monthly Review)
The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret by Michael Zweig

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