Political Ideology and Class Formation: A Study of the Middle Class

By Carolyn Howe | Go to book overview

6
Class Formation in the United States and Sweden: The Problem of Class Alliances

Marx argued that capitalism would lead to a polarization between workers and capitalists, and that capitalism itself would create the opportunity for the working class to assume control over production and create an egalitarian society, in which both political democracy and economic democracy are present. Supporting this view, some scholars like Piven and Cloward ( 1982) have argued that, while the middle class that emerged from the eighteenth-century bourgeois revolutions wanted to create democracy, it was not interested in extending democracy beyond its own class. The struggles of the working class itself eventually made political democracy available to everyone--that is, to everyone who was white and male.

New-class theorists like Eastern Europeans Djilas ( 1957) or Szelenyi ( 1982), and U.S. new-left theorists like Ehrenreich and Ehrenreich ( 1979) believe that knowledge controllers may betray the social movements of which they are a part whenever they see the possibility for rising into a position of dominance. However, Ehrenreich and Ehrenreich ( 1979) claim that an alliance of knowledge controllers and the working class is both desirable and necessary if a socialist transformation is ever to occur. But, they argue, it is important for the working class to recognize the limits of knowledge controllers' allegiance to a social transformation, lest the working class be misled into helping a new class assume

-129-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Political Ideology and Class Formation: A Study of the Middle Class
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 195

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.