DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-1-87-96

Interrelation between phenomena of alienation,
division of labor and class inequality in K. Marx theory

Alampiev Oleg Anatol’evich
Ph.D. in Sociology, Associate Professor
of the Department of Economic Sociology

Belarus State Economic University,
26, Partizanskiy av., Minsk, 220070,
Republic of Belarus;
e-mail: alampijeu@gmail.com
ORCID: 0000-0003-2832-443X

The object of the research is Karl Marx’s works, the subject is interrelation between phenomena of alienation, division of labor and social inequality in K. Marx theory.

The aim of the article is to reveal phenomena of alienation, division of labor and social inequality in K. Marx theory for the understanding of contemporary social reality.

Author gives the interpretation of Marxist view on alienation phenomenon as a process related to the division of labor and social inequality phenomena in the Capitalist society, which based on the analysis of original sources. K. Marx’s view on reproduction mechanism of specific features of human thinking in Capitalism society in its connection with development of social and economic sphere has been analyzed. The article shows reproduction mechanisms of distinctive features of capitalist society social structure in the context of analyzing alienation phenomenon. There are also shown social and cultural consequences of alienation in the modern society.

In the context of Marxist view on social reality and Marxist heritage in general there explained the role and significance of anthropological aspect of the Marx’s theory. Moreover, Marxist theory heuristic potential for understanding social reality is shown.

Obtained results indicatethe possibility of K. Marx’s theoretical constructs using in the analysis of social processes development trends in the modern society. Results also may be useful for the search of reasons of social contradictions and the development of methods to resolve them.

Keywords: alienation, class inequality, social inequality, the division of labor, K. Marx, Marxism.

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The date of the manuscript receipt 05.09.2016

Please cite this article in English as:

Alampiev O.A. Interrelation between phenomena of alienation, division of labor and class inequality in K. Marx theory // Perm University Herald. Series «Philosophy. Psychology. Sociology». 2017. Iss. 1. P.87–96.DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-1-87-96

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