lumpenproletariat

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Synonyms for lumpenproletariat

a group of persons regarded as the lowest class

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(Marxism) the unorganized lower levels of the proletariat who are not interested in revolutionary advancement

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But the specific social stratum that he designated the lumpen-proletariat has disappointed many a western leftist who cast his or her lot with the 'lowest of the low'.
To be sure, the meaning of the lumpen-proletariat in the global South may well be different.
In a footnote, Boris noted that "there was no evidence that killing was a major or even a subsidiary goal of the would-be saboteurs," then went on to elaborate, describing these enemies as "a lumpen-proletariat of slovenly and quarrelsome misfits who, if they had eluded capture, might well have blown up themselves rather than their designated targets.
The ranks of the most prominent gangs included many factory workers as well as general labourers and carters, and it would be highly misleading to characterise scuttling gangs as drawn from the lumpen-proletariat or a distinct "criminal class.