Historical Dictionary of Marxism

Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Daniel Gray, David Walker, Elliott Johnson
     
 

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Marxism covers of the basics of Karl Marx’s thought, the philosophical contributions of later Marxist theorists, and the extensive real-world political organizations and structures his work inspired—that is, the myriad political parties, organizations, countries, and leaders who subscribed to Marxism as

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Marxism covers of the basics of Karl Marx’s thought, the philosophical contributions of later Marxist theorists, and the extensive real-world political organizations and structures his work inspired—that is, the myriad political parties, organizations, countries, and leaders who subscribed to Marxism as a creed.

This text includes a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, both thinkers and doers; political parties and movements; and major communist or ex-communist countries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Marxism.

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
This addition to the publisher's Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements series by Johnson, Walker, and Gray represents a substantial revision of the first edition, coauthored by Walker and Gray, with more than 150 pages of newly added material. The 'Chronology' section from the first edition is greatly expanded in this volume to include more details of the international impact of Marxism on political and labor movements; it is particularly compelling to see how Marxism in one country may have directly impacted its growth in another. The work also offers much more detail about Marxists and Marxist political parties in non-European countries, and provides a larger number of biographical entries. The volume concludes with a lengthy bibliography of resources that has also been updated. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers and faculty.
American Reference Books Annual
The easily accessible and fairly analytic entries cover people, places, events, and cross-disciplinary concerns within the framework of Marxism and feature extensive cross-referencing within the title. . . .[T]his title is recommended for college, school, and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442237971
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 5.60(d)

Meet the Author

Elliott Johnson has served as co-editor of Studies in Marxism, the periodical of the Political Studies Association’s Marxism Specialist Group, sub-editor for Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, proofreader for the edited collection The Legacy of Marxism: Contemporary Developments, Conflicts and Challenges, and organizer of Examining the Relevance of Marx and Marxism to Contemporary Global Society conference. He is in the early stages of developing a series of introductory textbooks for undergraduates studying political ideologies and their effect on society.

David Walker, politics lecturer at Newcastle University, has been teaching courses on political theory, socialism, and Marxism for over 20 years. His authored publications include the book Marx, Methodology and Science, articles for the journal Studies in Marxism and a booklet on historical materialism for British A-Level students. He also edited Twentieth-Century Marxism: A Global Introduction.

Daniel Gray, author of Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War.

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