In Reply to: Re: Question. posted by Klara on November 16, 2001 at 15:48:41:
I agree that both definitions of class are correct in different contexts. Class in economics refers to the process of how people do work and get work done. Self-employment, capitalism, feudalism, and communism, for example, are class processes. This definition doesn't so much refer to class as we often learn about it in other subjects where people are labeled a certain class depending on their position in society.
: The way I understand, class is both. It is the way in which we produce goods and services in a society. That means, in a capitalist society, the position of being either a capitalist or a wage-laborer.
: : Could someone please explain to me what class means? I have come to accept the definition of class as being the economic process involved in a particular community. However I have also recognized that we also use the term to describe a person's "position " in society (upper class etc). Which one is correct?
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