Essay on Marx and Weber Social Class
Marx first sets up his arguments on class by referring to the historical class struggles. “Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, …show more content…
Some positives of Marx argument is the idea of class exploitation. He believes the proletariat should revolt due to the working conditions that are forced upon them due to the goals of the bourgeoisie. He refers to this struggle as the oppressed and the oppressor. This common historical theme of the oppressed and oppressor is covered thoroughly in his argument and he uses a good economical model to show this struggle. In this case it is the working class vs. the owners. This type of societal dynamic can be mapped out in most societies. It can be the parent vs. the child, boss vs., worker, coach vs. player, teacher vs. student or any other situation in which one may feel oppressed by another. Marx ideas of class interest is a good basis of social protest and provides the ability to fight exploitation.
An obvious negative part of his argument is the simplistic idea of class. He places everyone within two categories and this isn’t so easy. There is an example of