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dc.contributor.authorMurray, Georgina
dc.contributor.editorFasenfest, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03T12:30:42Z
dc.date.available2018-04-03T12:30:42Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0896-9205
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0896920511434267
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/87384
dc.description.abstractWilliam Robinson's original material is both descriptive and analytical. His work describes a new fractionation within the class system and analyses its location, its purpose and its interests in relation to both national and global circuits of capital (see inter alia: Marx, 1956 [1867]: 357; Palloix, 1977: 5; Thompson, 1983). Transnational capital is a hegemonic fraction of capital that uses its newly configured economic advantage to impose its direction and character on every other class fraction. This elite class configuration is new because of the changed nature of capital experienced from the 1970s until today. But the new elites defined are rooted in capitalist history and they have always been subject to sociological scrutiny and debate. Robinson's key points about this fractionation follow first; then his description of the globalized world that has been created is reviewed; and then we look at some of the relevant criticisms that are made of Robinson's thinking. My argument is that Robinson is a major theorist who is making a powerful contribution to our understanding of the changing structure and dynamics of the fractionation of the capitalist class and in the process provokes us to think more deeply about Marxist theory.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publication
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom381
dc.relation.ispartofpageto387
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCritical Sociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Change
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomic Theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160805
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1401
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleThe New Fractionation of the Ruling Class
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMurray, Georgina


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