From Left Communism To Post-Modernism

From Left Communism To Post-Modernism

by Chamsy El-Ojeili
     
 

From Left Communism to Post-modernism addresses issues of the shape and future of the socialist movement and the politics of post-modernism. The author identifies a tradition of socialist thought—left communism—that is separate from socialist orthodoxy, seeking to stage a conversation between this marginalized tradition and post-modernism. This

Overview

From Left Communism to Post-modernism addresses issues of the shape and future of the socialist movement and the politics of post-modernism. The author identifies a tradition of socialist thought—left communism—that is separate from socialist orthodoxy, seeking to stage a conversation between this marginalized tradition and post-modernism. This engagement spans a range of fields of theoretical inquiry, including the role of intellectuals, culture and utopia, the state and nationalism, the interpretation of "really existing socialism", and questions of socialist values. Such a conversation, the author suggests, promises an alternative Left that combines those still-resonant democratic socialist values with a modest post-modern sensibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761825845
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Chamsy el-Ojeili, Ph.D., is a visiting lecturer in Sociology at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

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