In Defense of History: Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda / Edition 1

In Defense of History: Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda / Edition 1

by Ellen Meiksins Wood, John Bellamy Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0853459835

ISBN-13: 9780853459835

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

What is postmodernism? What are the reasons for its attractiveness? In Defense of History is a compelling challenge to postmodern fashion, written by new intellectuals on the left who are reviving historical materialism as an alternative.

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What is postmodernism? What are the reasons for its attractiveness? In Defense of History is a compelling challenge to postmodern fashion, written by new intellectuals on the left who are reviving historical materialism as an alternative.

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ISBN-13:
9780853459835
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

What Is the "Postmodern" Agenda?1
Where do Postmodernists Come From?17
Language, History, and Class Struggle26
The Politics of Cultural Studies43
Aijaz Ahmad Interviewed I: Culture, Nationalism, and the Role of Intellectuals51
Old Positions/New Necessities: History, Class, and Marxist Metanarrative65
Against Social De(con)struction of Science: Cautionary Tales From the Third World74
Aijaz Ahmad Interviewed Ii: Issues of Class and Culture98
The Mirror of Race: Postmodernism and the Celebration of Difference113
Postmodernism, Feminism, and Marx: Notes from the Abyss135
Marx and the Environment150
Northern Intellectuals and the EZLN163
Five Theses on Actually Existing Marxism175
In Defense of History184
Contributors195

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