What is proletarian?

  • (adj): The lowest class of citizens of ancient Rome who had no property.
    Synonyms: propertyless
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on proletarian:

Mikhail Gerasimov (poet) - From Proletkult To Kuznitsa
... from 1918 to the mid-1930s, Gerasimov also became one of the leaders of the proletarian culture movement (Proletkult) ... Gerasimov helped plan the First Congress of Proletarian Writers, and was elected (along with Il'ia Sadof'ev) assistant chair of the congress and of ... to publish—though these writings, according to Soviet critics, "diverged from the path of proletarian poetry." In 1937, he was arrested ...
Communist Revolutions
... A communist revolution is a proletarian revolution often, but necessarily inspired by the ideas of Marxism that aims to replace capitalism with communism, typically with socialism ... The idea that a proletarian revolution is needed is a cornerstone of Marxism Marxists believe that the workers of the world must unite and free themselves from ... Thus, in the Marxist view, proletarian revolutions need to happen in countries all over the world see world revolution ...
Left-wing Nationalism - Marxism and Nationalism
... of international class struggle, he tacitly supported proletarian nationalism as a stage to achieve proletarian rule over a nation, then allowing succeeding stages of international ... Joseph Stalin supported interpretations of Marx tolerating the use of proletarian nationalism that promoted class struggle within an internationalist framework ...
Proletarian Society Of China - Publications
... Proletarian Society published the Journals, Proletarian (prior to the split) and The Trotskyist afterwards and had a small bookshop/print and organisational centre in Central District, Hong Kong Island - Proletarian ...
League For Proletarian Culture
... The League for Proletarian Culture (German Bund für proletarische Kultur) was a short-lived German left-wing organisation for the promotion of proletarian culture ... Leonhard, both of whom had worked on the Toller production, formed the "Proletarian Theatre of the League for Proletarian Culture" (Proletarisches Theater des Bundes für ...

More definitions of "proletarian":

  • (noun): A member of the working class (not necessarily employed).
    Synonyms: prole, worker
  • (adj): Belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat.

Famous quotes containing the word proletarian:

    It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)

    This fantastic state of mind, of a humanity that has outrun its ideas, is matched by a political scene in the grotesque style, with Salvation Army methods, hallelujahs and bell-ringing and dervishlike repetition of monotonous catchwords, until everybody foams at the mouth. Fanaticism turns into a means of salvation, enthusiasm into epileptic ecstacy, politics becomes an opiate for the masses, a proletarian eschatology; and reason veils her face.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)