Erik Olin Wright

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Feb. 9, 1947
Jan. 23, 2019

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Erik Olin Wright (February 9, 1947 – January 23, 2019) was an analytical Marxist sociologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, specializing in social stratification and in egalitarian alternative futures to capitalism. He was known for diverging from classical Marxism in his breakdown of the working class into subgroups of diversely held power and therefore varying degrees of class consciousness. Wright introduced novel concepts to adapt to this change of perspective including deep democracy and interstitial revolution.

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