chapter  1
Class Analysis and Colonial Immigrants
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Routledge and Kegan Paul explains understanding of 'class' as based on the power some groups have to treat weaker groups differentially, and education as part of a struggle for status. It analyzes the relationship between migrants from the West Indies and from Asia and the class structure of British society in the 1970s. As a model for the explanation of the development of capitalist economies and as a political model for explaining changes within the structure of these economies, Marxist sociology has only remained tenable through the explicit or implicit introduction of subsidiary hypotheses. Thus what usually passes as Marxist analysis is little more than some sort of class analysis, based upon a recognition of the fact that there are differences of interest arising from differential control of property, and that it is in the pursuit of such differentiated interests that men unite for purposes of political conflict.