The film relates to several different theories of Karl Marx in more ways than not. With Marx’s ideas on class conflict, PG & E can serve as the all powerful upper class who control the modes of production, while the rest of the town of Hinkley, CA that resides near PG & E’s plant serve as the lower class. Through all of Marx’s ideas of class conflict, his base-superstructure model most sufficiently portrays what happened in the film. In his theory, Marx describes the base as the foundation of the model, where it comprehends the forces and relations of production employer-employee work conditions, the technical division of labor and property relations into which people enter this base to produce the necessities and amenities of their lives. The base determines the conditions of its counterpart, the superstructure; the cultural, political, and social forms of life. Marx... [continues]
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