Class Power and Alienated Labor

  • Samuel Bowles
  • Herb Gintis
Keywords: Marxism, Philosophy, Labor

Abstract

In 1844 Karl Marx introduced the concept "alienated labor" into the raging intellectual battles concerning the nature of the emerging capitalist order. Marx was prophetic indeed. In the past few decades, after resting in academic obscurity for nearly a century, the term has been elevated to a central position in social criticism.
Published
1975-03-02
Section
Articles