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Classical Marxism in an Age of Capitalist Crisis : the Past Is Prologue.

Author: William Briggs
Publisher: Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
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Briggs, William.
Classical Marxism in an Age of Capitalist Crisis : The Past Is Prologue.
Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Briggs
ISBN: 9780429555541 0429555547
OCLC Number: 1090498199
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; An invitation; Classical Marxism: ground zero; A house divided; Aims and objectives; Isolating problems; Sticking with Marx; It all comes down to relevance; Structure; 1. Capitalist crisis and the relevance of Marxism; The state and its relationship with capitalism; Capitalism and crisis; Responding to capitalist globalisation; The crisis in Marxism; A coyness in contemporary Marxism; 2. Learning from Marxism's historical crisis; An optimistic view of the world The seeds of crisis: reform or revolutionA deepening crisis: the period between the wars; The 'golden age' of capitalism and beyond; Can there be resolution?; 3. Validating Marxist analysis; Elements of Marxist analysis; Historical materialism and the scientific approach; A materialist reading of the 'weakness' of Marxism; A materialist reading of capitalist crisis; 4. The development of the capitalist state; Constructing the capitalist paradigm; Existential threats to capitalism and a troubled 20th century; Cycles of crisis; Capitalism --
resilient or simply unchallenged? The use of ideology to maintain social stabilityThe inability to resolve inherent contradictions; 5. A qualitative change in capitalism and its implications; The motivations behind capitalist globalisation; Measuring qualitative change in capitalism; Changes in capitalism: implications for the nation-state; Changes in capitalism: implications for the working class; What is to be done?; 6. Responding to capitalist globalisation; Identifying the real enemy; The working class and opposition to capitalism; Identity politics and anti-capitalist mobilisation Social movement politics and anti-capitalist mobilisationStrengths, weaknesses and the tendency toward dissipation; Capital remains unchallenged; 7. The promise of Marxism; Marxism and 21st-century capitalism; An effective theory for the 21st century; Resolving the crisis in Marxism; New organisational structures and overcoming the crisis of leadership; Reinterpreting class and social identity; Marxism's purpose and future; 8. Conclusion; A backward glance; Implications and limitations; A forward glance; And in the end ... ; Bibliography; Index

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