Class Warfare, Anarchy and the Future Society: Is the Middle Class forging a Gramscian Counter-Hegemonic Bloc Worldwide? What are the Implications?

Journal of Futures Studies, December 2012, 17(2): 15-36

22 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper analyses the mechanics and ramifications of a rise in social agitations worldwide. It combines pertinent scholarly works, anecdotes and contemporary news reports to inquire whether the global middle class is consolidating to lead a mass-based revolt within societies – as well as the ensuing implications. The case will be made that middle classes worldwide are forming an embryonic counter-hegemonic bloc against the accumulation of power and wealth by the so-called “privileged 1%.” Certain neo-Marxist scholarship have been studied and applied to understand the forces of revolt today.

Keywords: middle class, techno-politics, panopticon, transnational capitalist class, economic meltdown, class warfare, international relations

JEL Classification: A13, A14, B14, B22, D43, D74, E24, F01, F02, G01, J60, J71

Suggested Citation

Maavak, Mathew, Class Warfare, Anarchy and the Future Society: Is the Middle Class forging a Gramscian Counter-Hegemonic Bloc Worldwide? What are the Implications? (2012). Journal of Futures Studies, December 2012, 17(2): 15-36, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226762

Mathew Maavak (Contact Author)

Active Measures in Malaysia ( email )

Malaysia

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