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Exploitation and Justice-Should We Be Interested in a Theory of Exploitation

Should We Be Interested in a Theory of Exploitation?
Vidhu Verma Surplus transfer from one class to another is fundamental to Marx's theory of exploitation which involves denial of rights over one's product and external resources. But the types of injustices raised by new social movements are exactly the ones where this surplus transfer to capitalists is missing. This demands a rectification of the exploitation-centred critique of capitalism and an observance of a difference between exploitation and oppression. Any conception of alternative good society then requires not only elimination of exploitative conditions of wage labour but also of structures of domination beyond the sphere of production.

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