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dc.contributor.advisor McMahon, Sean Tawakkol, Lama 2017-05-09T13:23:13Z 2017-05-09T22:00:20Z Spring 2017 en_US 2017-05-09
dc.description.abstract Much like all processes, empowerment is dialectical. Rather than being a one-sided attempt, the (dis)empowerment of capital or the working class is governed by the perpetual struggle between them. Building on this, this thesis investigates the relation between both parties to the struggle, examining how workers have been disempowered by capital in our contemporary moment. By specifically focusing on production processes, social relations and mental conceptions, it analyzes workers’ position in the class struggle and outlines opportunities for their organization, stronger resistance and alternatives. The thesis conducts a universal analysis, while drawing on particular examples, to emphasize the similarity in different workers’ experiences, break through dominant fetishisms and enhance the working class’s position in relation to capital and, hence, its prospects for empowerment and liberation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Highly indebted to Dr. Sean McMahon for his invaluable support as my supervisor. en_US
dc.format.extent 160 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Working Class en_US
dc.subject Disempowerment en_US
dc.subject Dialectics en_US
dc.subject Marx en_US
dc.subject Historical Materialism en_US
dc.subject Labor Theory of Value en_US
dc.subject Class Struggle en_US
dc.subject Capital en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Working class disempowerment: A dialectical analysis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Political Science en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Political Science en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kazziha, Walid
dc.contributor.committeeMember El Nur, Ibrahim

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