Exploitation and Oppression in Erik Olin Wright's Social Theory, and a Marxian Complement

João Alexandre Peschanski
<span title="2012-04-18">2012</span> <i title="Universidade de Sao Paulo Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas - SIBiUSP"> Leviathan (São Paulo) </i> &nbsp;
Exploitation and oppression remain key concepts in Erik Olin Wright's social theory, and this piece provides a general mapping of those concepts. These concepts are defined and their connection is cleared out. Marx's theory of industrial reserve army is discussed to make the point that non-exploited workers are potentially useful for understanding how apparently superfluous people for exploiters have an impact on exploitation dynamics. Marx's point contributes to Wright's overall conceptual enterprise
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