Can Marxist Class analysis be applied to contemporary
Western societies such as Britain?
This essay will explore the Marxist perspective of class and answer questions as to it's relevance in today's societies. It will look into whether the assumtions made by Marx are outdated and show their relevance to today's modern society.
Firstly it is important to remember that there is no single Marxist perspective. Marx attached great importance to economic process. He thought that
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been stronger. Class is clearly not dead, instead more complexed. The poles between the two classes have diminished to a certain extent, with the working class divide less evident than it was, however, there are still the basic inequalities that were first identified by Marx. It is a fair comment then to say that the class system is still evident, alive and kicking, and thus can be applied to contemporary western societies such as Britain.