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Alternate title:History of social classes
Ecce homo. Social classes
Summary:Marx divided the industrial world into two antagonistic classes: the bourgeois and the proletariat. In today's society, this simple dichotomy fails to capture the many segments of a global marketplace. From the communal hunter/gatherers and agrarian cultures; to ancient empires and medieval fiefdoms; to the technocrats, executives, laborers, and others of the stratified modern world, this program examines how each era has organized its members into social classes. Although the opportunistic meritocracy of the global marketplace has displaced earlier societal models, do older patterns of privilege still linger?
Contributor:Leduc, Louis-Roland
Morris, George
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Productions Coscient Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Social classes
Social stratification -- History
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Directed by Louis-Roland Leduc ; written by Claire Frémont ; produced by Vincent Leduc ; produced by Productions Coscient Inc. Narrator, George Morris ; guests: Craig Calhoun, François Dubet, Michel Guay, Jan Pakulski. Directors of photography, Marc Gadoury, Stéphane Ricard ; editor, Marie-Claude Bourdon ; music, Pascal Mailloux.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Films@UM Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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