Western Marxism: A Critical Reader

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This collection is designed to answer the demands of students and socialists, teachers and interested readers, for a comprehensive critique of the major schools of European Marxism since the October Revolution. It is composed of a series of carefully documented essays setting out the theories of the major thinkers of the tradition, and submitting them to searching criticism.

Essays include critiques of Lukács by Gareth Stedman Jones and Michael Löwy; a survey of the Frankfurt ...

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Overview

This collection is designed to answer the demands of students and socialists, teachers and interested readers, for a comprehensive critique of the major schools of European Marxism since the October Revolution. It is composed of a series of carefully documented essays setting out the theories of the major thinkers of the tradition, and submitting them to searching criticism.

Essays include critiques of Lukács by Gareth Stedman Jones and Michael Löwy; a survey of the Frankfurt School by Göran Therborn; an assessment of the legacy of Gramsci, by John Merrington; exposition and criticism of the work of Sartre by André Gorz and Ronald Aronson; major assessments of Althusser by Norman Geras and André Glucksmann and a wide-ranging interview with the Italian philosopher Lucio Colletti that provides an overview of Western Marxism.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The eight essays and one interview are a vital contribution, provocative and intelligent. A must.”—Choice

“An extremely useful package of materials which should be of great value as a stimulus for reflection on the Western Marxist tradition.”—Radical Philosophy

“An important contribution to the debate about contemporary Marxism.”—Guardian

“The standard and originality of these pieces are themselves proof of a lively, productive yet critical Marxist tradition.”—Time Out

Choice
“The eight essays and one interview are a vital contribution, provocative and intelligent. A must.”
Radical Philosophy
“An extremely useful package of materials which should be of great value as a stimulus for reflection on the Western Marxist tradition.”
Guardian
“An important contribution to the debate about contemporary Marxism.”
Time Out
“The standard and originality of these pieces are themselves proof of a lively, productive yet critical Marxist tradition.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780902308299
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1983
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,280,007
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Gareth Stedman Jones is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge University and in 2010 become Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of An End to Poverty? and Languages of Class: Studies in Working-Class History 1832-1982.

Michael Löwy is Research Director of Sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. His previous books include Redemption and Utopia: Liberation Judaism in Central Europe, Marxism in Latin America and The War of the Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America.

Göran Therborn holds the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and is editor and author of Inequalities of the World, Asia and Europe in Globalization, Between Sex and Power and From Marxism to Post Marxism?

John Merrington is Lecturer in History, Middlesex Polytechnic and a member of the editorial committee of New Left Review.

Andre Gorz was born in Austria in 1924, and moved to Paris in 1948, going on to become an editor of Les Temps Modernes. He was one of the founders of Le Nouvel Observateur and wrote for it under the pseudonym of Michel Bosquet for some twenty years. His books Critique of Economic Reason and The Traitor are published by Verso.

Ronlad Aronson is Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas at Wayne State University, Michigan, and has written and edited several books on Jean-Paul Sartre.


Norman Geras
is Professor of Government at the University of
Manchester. His books include Solidarity in the Conversation of Humankind, Marx and Human Nature and The
Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
.

André Glucksmann is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Vincennes, and is the author of several titles, including Le Discours de la Guerre.

Lucio Colletti (1924–2001) served on the editorial board of Società, the cultural journal of the Italian Communist Party (PCI). After his split with PCI, he became a staunch left critic of its political and cultural orthodoxy. In his final years, he shifted to the right, joining the camp of Silvio Berlusconi and serving as parliamentary deputy as part of Forza Italia.

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