Marxism Recycled. (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Marxism Recycled.

Author: Philippe van Parijs
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in Marxism and Social Theory.
Edition/Format:   Print bookView all editions and formats
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The essays collected in this book examine the structure and potential of historical materialism as a general theory of social change. They draw on the lessons of the failure of Marxist crisis theory,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe van Parijs
ISBN: 0521122147 9780521122146 9780521418027 052141802X
OCLC Number: 756537761
Notes: It was Philippe van Parijs' conviction that the Marxist tradition can be kept alive as an essential political component of the Left not through dutiful conservation, but through ruthless recycling: the discarding of encumbering elements, and the reshaping of the remainder using the latest intellectual 'technology'. The essays collected in this book examine the structure and potential of historical materialism as a general theory of social change. They draw on the lessons of the failure of Marxist crisis theory, and show how a rejuvenated notion ...
Description: 246 s.
Contents: Part I.A New Start for Historical Materialism?: 1. From contradiction to catastrophe; 2. Marxism's central puzzle; Part II. Crisis Theory Shattered: 3. A rational reconstruction by way of obituary; 4. Why Marxist economics needs microfoundations; Part III. Exploitation Rejuvenated: 5. Exploitation and the libertarian challenge; 6. A revolution in class theory; 7. Marxism and migration; Part IV. Forward without Socialism: 8. A capitalist road to communism; 9. Universal grants versus socialism; 10. In defence of abundance; Envoi: the greening of Marx.
Series Title: Studies in Marxism and Social Theory.

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