Marxism

(noun) The economic and political theories expounded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that argue there is a struggle between the working class (proletariat) and the owners of the means of production (bourgeoisie), that struggle is needed for historical change and will lead to capitalism being replaced by communism.

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  • A (noun) Marxist advocates for Marxism.

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How to Cite the Definition of Marxism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “marxism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/marxism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

marxism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/marxism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “marxism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/marxism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“marxism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/marxism/>.