The Construction and Anatomy of the Working Class<br />Presented by: Nikki and Saleha<br />
“The capitalist system makes it very much easier for people not to realize what they are doing, not to know about the dang...
Working Class<br />Defined<br />
4 Characteristics of the Working Class:<br />Labour Mobility<br />Segmentation<br />Discipline and Control<br />Resistance...
Labor Mobility<br />19th Century<br />Italian Migrants<br />Chain Migration<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcU2Ytpvww...
Segmentation<br />Working class divided <br />	by race, religion, <br />	ethnicity, age and <br />	gender <br />Karl Marx;...
The Segmentation of the Workforce<br />Women <br />Discussion Question:  <br />Why do you think these corporations station...
Discipline and Control<br />Introduction of ‘The Factory’<br />Time Discipline<br />Introduction of Free Labor<br />Factor...
Resistance<br />Karl Marx- The estranged Labor : <br />  “The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, t...
Resistance continued...<br />“Social revolution of the poor.” <br />Proletariat vs. Bourgeois<br />
Resistance and Rebellion <br />“Disciplined Worker” <br />Resistance to Capital Discipline <br />
The Creation of Free labour <br />Capitalist society <br />Working Class<br />Example of Mexico<br />Free Trade<br />Do yo...
Weber<br />Iron Cage<br />Weber quotes:<br />"Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines...
The Growth of Assembly Plants<br />Maximizing surplus value= paying the laborer as little as possible <br />Black Box of C...
Conclusion<br />
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  1. 1. The Construction and Anatomy of the Working Class<br />Presented by: Nikki and Saleha<br />
  2. 2. “The capitalist system makes it very much easier for people not to realize what they are doing, not to know about the danger and hardship, the despair and humiliation, that their way of life implies for others.”<br /> - Edmund Wilson, The Shores of Light<br />
  3. 3. Working Class<br />Defined<br />
  4. 4. 4 Characteristics of the Working Class:<br />Labour Mobility<br />Segmentation<br />Discipline and Control<br />Resistance and Rebellion<br />
  5. 5. Labor Mobility<br />19th Century<br />Italian Migrants<br />Chain Migration<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcU2YtpvwwA<br />
  6. 6. Segmentation<br />Working class divided <br /> by race, religion, <br /> ethnicity, age and <br /> gender <br />Karl Marx; <br /> The Communist Manifesto<br />Blacks vs. Irish <br />
  7. 7. The Segmentation of the Workforce<br />Women <br />Discussion Question: <br />Why do you think these corporations stationed in developing countries prefer to employ women over men? <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bhodyt4fmU&feature=related<br />The Domestic Garment Industry of Neza<br />The Black box of Capitalism <br />Primary vs. Secondary <br />
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  9. 9. Discipline and Control<br />Introduction of ‘The Factory’<br />Time Discipline<br />Introduction of Free Labor<br />Factory Discipline<br />http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinainside/edlesson1.html<br />
  10. 10. Resistance<br />Karl Marx- The estranged Labor : <br /> “The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and size. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates” <br />Please expand on what Karl Marx is trying to convey in his quotation <br /> extracted from the reading. <br />Political economy<br />Alienation <br />
  11. 11. Resistance continued...<br />“Social revolution of the poor.” <br />Proletariat vs. Bourgeois<br />
  12. 12. Resistance and Rebellion <br />“Disciplined Worker” <br />Resistance to Capital Discipline <br />
  13. 13. The Creation of Free labour <br />Capitalist society <br />Working Class<br />Example of Mexico<br />Free Trade<br />Do you think that the working class has an option to opt out this game of capitalism? Also, in some countries people still prefer to be independent workers as farmers and crafts people rather than a life dependent on wage labour, why do you think they prefer it this way and do you think it can last in this fast paced economy?<br />
  14. 14. Weber<br />Iron Cage<br />Weber quotes:<br />"Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved.“<br />What do you think Weber <br /> is trying to say in this quote.<br />Historical Materialism<br />
  15. 15. The Growth of Assembly Plants<br />Maximizing surplus value= paying the laborer as little as possible <br />Black Box of Capitalism + laborer = crucial<br />American Workers Losing their Job <br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />

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