torsdag 21 januari 2010

Kvantitativ marxism

"Quantitative studies of the causes and consequences of inequality have almost totally ignored Marxist categories, even though social inequality probably plays a more central role in the Marxist perspective than in any other theoretical tradition in social science. Marxists have been suspicious of quantitative, multivariate approaches to the study of social reality, and the practitioners of multivariate statistics have generally dismissed Marxist theory as offering little of interest for empirical research."
Erik Olin Wright, Class Structure and Income Determination (New York: Academic Press, 1979)

- sen dess har det nog åtminstone delvis vänt; t ex Guglielmo Carchedi (Frontiers of Political Economy, 1991) förkastar fortfarande kvantitativ metod som "odialektisk" men nog finns det också en del marxister som använder kvantitativ metod i sina analyser.

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