Marxism after Marx / Edition 4

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The fourth edition of Marxism after Marx is an updated version of what has become the classic account of twentieth-century Marxism. It includes new bibliographical information and sections covering developments since the previous edition. This new edition represents a comprehensive and reliable guide to one of the most influential bodies of thought of the twentieth century.

About the Author:
David McLellan is Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths College, London, UK

This one-volume examination is a "complete survey that cannot be compared to any other work on the subject."--Library Journal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403997289
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,436,534
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID McLELLAN is Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths College, London, UK. His books on Marx and Marxism have been translated into many languages. His most recent publications are Simone Weil: Utopian Pessimist and Unto Caesar: The Political Relevance of Christianity.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition     xi
Preface to the Third Edition     xii
Preface to the Fourth Edition     xiii
Introduction: The Legacy of Marx     1
The German Social Democrats
The Contribution of Engels     9
Philosophy     10
History     12
Politics     14
The Revisionist Controversy     21
The spread of Marxism outside Germany     21
The origins of German revisionism     23
Economics     26
Sociology     29
Politics     31
Philosophy and historical materialism     34
Conclusion     37
The Radicals     44
Introduction     44
Luxemburg: social reform or revolution     45
Luxemburg: consciousness and activity     48
Luxemburg: imperialism     53
The split in the SPD     54
Austro-Marxism     62
Russian Marxism
Origins     69
Marx, Engels and Plekhanov     69
The founding of the RSDLP     73
The Bolshevik-Menshevik split     76
Trotsky     83
Lenin     92
The Party     92
Revolution     97
Imperialism     101
The state     103
The national question     108
Philosophy     110
Russian Marxism in the 1920s     123
War Communism     123
The New Economic Policy     125
Socialism in One Country     130
Art and philosophy     133
Stalinism     141
Industry, agriculture and party     141
Stalin as theoretician     145
Trotsky's critique of Stalinism     148
Post-Stalin Communism     155
European Marxism Between the Wars
Lukacs     171
Korsch     181
Council Communism     185
Gramsci     190
Introduction     190
The Turin Council movement     190
The Prison Notebooks     195
China and the Third World
The Making of the Chinese Revolution     217
Introduction     217
Mao and the peasantry     219
Revolutionary strategy     221
Guerrilla warfare     227
Mao's philosophy     228
Maoism in Power     235
The path of economic development      235
Class and contradiction     240
The Party and the masses     243
Historical materialism     253
The Sino-Soviet dispute     255
Maoism: a conclusion     258
Asian Marxism outside China     260
Latin America     270
Introduction     270
Cuba     271
Regis Debray     273
Liberation theology     277
Marxism and Underdevelopment     286
Contemporary Marxism in Europe and the United States
Introduction     295
The Frankfurt School     297
The school and politics     297
Critical theory     300
The impact of psychoanalysis and fascism     303
Aesthetics     306
Marcuse     310
Habermas     315
Existentialist Marxism     325
Introduction     325
Sartre     329
Arguments and the theorists of the 'New Working Class'     336
Italian Marxism     344
Structuralist Marxism     348
British Marxism     358
Marxism in the United States     368
History     368
Theory      377
Market socialism and analytical Marxism     386
Jameson     389
Globalisation and empire     390
Postmodern Marxism     405
Conclusion     419
Chronological Table     432
A Marxist Genealogy     436
Further Publications     437
Index     443
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