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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To be sure, the meaning of the lumpen-proletariat in the global South may well be different.
Se asegura tambien que los votantes por Ebrard fueron engrosados por grupusculos ajenos al PRD, extraidos de capas inenarrables del lumpen-proletariat y los bajos fondos.
Picking up steam, he offers a genuinely savage skewering of the New Left, its romanticization of the lumpen-proletariat and other benighted groups and polities, and the pathologies and idiocies surrounding their abortive campaigns to have political organizations without leadership or authority.
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.