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Marxs theory of alienation is a non-psychological concept and has to do with the relation of the worker to the means of production--- it has nothing to do with how one feels What indicators would you use to assess whether you were alienated or not What conclusion would you come to Marxs theory of alienation is based on the relationship of the worker to the means of production It outlines four main aspects in which workers are alienated in todays society alienated from the products of their labor alienated from the process of work denied the ability to be creative and physically alienated from other people Although Marx developed this theory in 1844 it is in fact even more applicable in todays mass production developed society In order to assess whether I was alienated or not I would use indicators relevant to each of the four categories espoused in Marxs original theory Additionally surveys are frequently performed in the area of job satisfaction I would also use their indicators to determine whether I was alienated or not A series of University of Michigan studies involving interviews with a sample of employed people found that several key areas were deemed important in a job This survey attempted to determine those attributes that can be found in the ideal job the results typically can be mapped into the four areas of alienation that Marx defined work that is interesting enough ability to be creative enough help equipment information and authority to get the job done the process of work an opportunity to develop ones special abilities ability to be creative the opportunity to see the results of ones work products of labor good pay and job security By answering these questions myself I can use them as indicators of my own level of alienation I can assess my job satisfaction level Additionally I could use other indicators to assess whether I was
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