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Introducing Marxism : a Graphic Guide.

Author: Rupert Woodfin; Oscar Zarate
Publisher: Duxford : Icon Books, 2014.
Series: Introducing ...
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? This book provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx's original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, and his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Woodfin; Oscar Zarate
ISBN: 1840464623 9781840464627 1848310587 9781848310582
OCLC Number: 995245494
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; The Origins; The Communist Manifesto; Brief Life of Marx; Meeting Engels; The Exile, Agitator and Writer; Understanding Marx's Theories; Three Roots of Marxian Theory; Hegel's View of History; The Reality of Ideas; The Philosopher's Role; The Dialectic; The Dialectic in Practice; The Dialectic in Progress; Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis; The First Law; The Second Law; The Third Law; The Marxian Dialectic; A Materialist World; Modernist Optimism; Dialectical Materialism; The Three Stages; The Productive Forces; The Productive Relations; Class Antagonisms. Substructure and SuperstructureA Question of Economics; Classical British Economics; What is a Commodity?; The Means of Production; The Problem of Profit; The Production System; Variable Capital and Labour Exploitation; Absolute Surplus Value; Relative Surplus Value; The Contradiction of Capitalism; The Prophecy; Organizing Capitalism's Downfall; Consciousness of Alienation; The Nature of Alienation; Understanding Alienation; The Fetish Concept; The Categorical Imperative; Money Speaks for Us; Birth of the Communist Party; Is Marxism really "Scientific"?; The Evolution of Capitalism. The Long Road to RevolutionThe First International; The Paris Commune, 1871; End of the International; Towards the Second International; The Second International Membership; Weaknesses of the Second International; The Phase of Economism; Russian Marxism; Looking Ahead; Russia's Revolutionary History; Lenin's Bolshevik Faction; Trotsky's Permanent Revolution; Lenin's Revolutionary Marxism; The Age of Imperialism; A New Theory of International Revolution; Experience of Imperialism at War; The Two Revolutions of 1917; The October Revolution; The Vanguard Communist Party. The Reality of Communist ControlThe Struggle for Leadership; Stalin's Dictatorship; Why Did It "Go Wrong"?; Democracy Aborted; Lenin's Legacy; The Conditions of Russia; The Soviet Bloc; Socialism in One Country; Stalin's Conception of Marxism; The Cold War; Third World Marxism; The Failure of Marxism; Gramsci Confronts Fascism; Ideology and Hegemony; Culture, Ideology and Hegemony; Control of Hegemony; Revolution and Democratic Society; The Frankfurt School; Critical Theory in Dark Times; Critical Theory of the Media; Social Research for Revolution; The Hegemonic Role of Culture. Althusser's Anti-HumanismThe Shift to Postmodernism; The Turning-Point in Marxism; "Is Anyone There?"; In a Post-Industrial Era; Seeing the Patterns; The End of History; Conflicts are in Progress; Deconstructing the End; Against "Truth Claims"; The Spirit of the Letter; Raising Marx's Ghost; Marxism as an Ethical Programme; Defining Post-Marxism; By Way of Difference; The Dance of Différance; Post-Marxist Antagonisms; Antagonisms are Situated; The State and Civil Society; Natural "Agonistic Pluralism"; Where do we end?; Key Words in This Text; Further Reading; About the Author; Index.
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