Quantum Social Class

Diogenes’ Search for that ‘Secret Third Other Thing’

Class, for the longest time, has been conceived as inseparable from the idea of civilisation, that somehow society always gravitates towards a social stratification process that privileges some members of society over others. In many cases, as a civilisation emerges, this stratification process has operated around family names, positions held in previous formulations of civility, or such things as proximity to location, or privileged knowledge... The result is similar in any case, the population is divided along social, geographical or biopolitical lines. This is one of the key myths identified in David Wengrow and David Graeber’s text about Capitalism, that class necessary or naturally occurs as a part of cities and civilisation.