The blog will outline a collection of entries by our group that explain the Marxism theory by incorporating culture in the media form of film that will enable a broader outlook on how Marxism is a relevant topic to discuss how one could relate that to their own ‘reality’. Marxism is a theory that formed after feudalism, a system that was ever present in the medieval times that has now shifted to what one could conceptualize as a capitalist society. Marx stated, “The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones”. (Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1847). The bourgeoisie also known as the ruling class has developed and evolved to sprout new ideologies and beliefs within our society that what once was a way to establish a class hierarchical system that is above the Proletarians (working class). The way this was done back in pre-modernity was from Kings and Queens ruling the Proletarians that reside within their realms by controlling the means of production; resources, ideas or beliefs and in contrast this could be perceived in today’s society where governments and cooperation’s operate as the Bourgeois that exploit the Proletarians (the mass audiences within society) by controlling the means of production.
The collection of blog entries will establish one tool that the Bourgeoisie could use to exploit the mass audiences. Culture and more specifically the media format of films with Marxist themes from within will be identified to address the Marxist themes that are encapsulated within the films chosen by the group and this may reveal how Marxism is a very relevant topic in our current society because of its connection to the culture we utilize within our society.
Manifesto of the Communist Party. (1847). Available at: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/. (Accessed: 5th May 2014)