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A world of system designed to keep people in unjust and unequal positions is held in place by several interrelated expression of power over political power economic power physical force and ideological power So we can say power is defined as a possession of control authority or influence over others In terms of power of dominant groups over subordinate groups we define power as domination of one group of people over another in major important spheres of life Power inequities have been in existence throughout the history of humanity and the ways of manifestation evolved from extreme overt oppression to subtle covert oppression Three major forms of power inequalities discussed in this paper are based on property class domination whites over others race and men over women gender Property owners as a dominant group have power over a subordinate group who do not own property Karl Marx one of the greatest economists of the XIX century defines domination from the purely economic point of view To Marx a class is defined according to the ownership and control of the means of production and therefore two major classes present in capitalism are bourgeoisie and proletariat Bourgeoisie owns and controls the means of production Proletariat on the other hand owns nothing and it sells its labour as a commodity in return for money The power presented here is this constant antagonism between those who own and control and those who do not possess the means of production By possessing control over these means of production they ultimately control labour force itself Bourgeoisie makes proletariat to work long hours with less pay makes workers comparative with jobs and alienated workers just make enough for living For if you are forced to sell your labour force as a commodity in order to survive you are treated by those who buy this same commodity not differently that any other commodity available on the market that is necessary for
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