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Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader

Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader (Paperback)

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This volume brings together works written by international theorists since the fall of the Berlin Wall, showing how today's crisis-ridden global capitalism is making Marxist theory more relevant and necessary than ever. This collection of key texts by prominent and lesser-known thinkers from Latin America, Asia, Africa, America, and Europe showcases an area of scholarly analysis whose impact on academic and popular discourses as well as political action will only grow in the coming years. It reflects today's sense of planetary eco-emergency and a heightened interest in political economy that follows discontentment with the growing inequalities in the West and the unequal nature of development in the "global South."



The work is organized thematically, with sections covering the present historical conjuncture, the contemporary shapes of the social, philosophical concepts, theories of culture, and the status of the political today. This new formulation of the unity and nature of contemporary Marxist theory will be an invaluable resource to any humanities and social science student learning about social and political thought and theory.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesMarxism & CommunismHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 23/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781441106285  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Pendakis is Assistant Professor of Theory and Rhetoric in the English Department at Brock University and a Research Fellow at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Jeff Diamanti is an Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholar and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar at the University of Alberta, Canada. Nicholas Brown teaches modernism, African literature, and critical theory in the English Department and in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, USA. Josh Robinson has been a Lecturer in English Literature at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, and an Affiliated Professor of the University of Haifa, Israel. Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair of Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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