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The unprecedented nature of the global age largely defined through theincreasing and dynamic mobility of people goods services ideas andinformation has rendered a wide spectrum of theoretical frameworksobsolete Marxist theory remains however substantially supported byvarious economists and sociologists despite its age with scholarlydiscourse highlighting that socialism remains a sustainable objectiveWallis 7 Contemporary proponents of Marxism highlight the ways inwhich various aspects of the theory need only be updated to varyingdegrees in order to conform to the twenty-first century globalcommunity with Marxism serving as the most viable theoreticalinstrument for forging connections between apparently divergent leftistmovements Stearns 780 Wallis 8 and yet those who counter theconduciveness of Marxism to the current social economic and politicalspheres around the world highlight the significant transitions undergoneby various developed and emerging economies during recent decades Thefollowing inquiry explores the dominant criticisms of Marxist classtheory affording particular attention to the perspectives of variousphilosophers across disciplinary lines who have condemned Marxism forits inapplicability to the current global economy This work theorizesthat Marxist class theory has been dismantled through the increasingattention to social justice human rights and the emergent socialmobility of working classes Primary Elements of Marxist Class TheoryKey criticisms of Marxist class theory refute the continued viabilityof fundamental elements of the framework by extension in order toaccurately highlight the multiple perspectives of the critics it iscrucial to briefly outline the core aspects of the theory In shortKarl Marx framed societal structures in relation to dominant classgroups with most changes in both economic and social institutionssourced from struggles between these class groups Munck 50 Inessence all social changes were fueled from class tensions with classdefined largely in relationship to property ownership The power ofproperty ownership was in Marx view tantamount to the power ofexclusion as higher classes owned more extensive property and were thusable to wield exclusionary power over lower classes who owned little tono property The primary assertion of the theory is that society was a product ofclass struggle which was largely inevitable
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