Karl Marx, social movements, resistance, class analysis
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Across the last decade we have witnessed a growing wave of resistance across the globe. In this article we argue that it is critical to utilise class analysis to understand contemporary social movements. We maintain that class analysis begins with understanding class as a series of relations and/or processes that condition both the objective and subjective dimensions of class. Following this, we illustrate how sectors of the contemporary working class are in struggle, yet struggle differently, based on their structural location as well as differing nature of their resistance. In taking this approach to class and social movements, we argue that scholars can begin to unmask the central role of capitalism and the attending regimes of accumulation in the current wave of resistance even when they appear disconnected.
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Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, v. 16, issue 2, p. 577-587
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Wolfson, Todd and Funke, Peter N., "“The History of all Hitherto Existing Society:” Class Struggle and the Current Wave of Resistance" (2018). School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies Faculty Publications. 44.