Marx and History: From Primitive Society to the Communist Future

Marx and History: From Primitive Society to the Communist Future

by D. Ross Gandy


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In this book Marx's observations on history, which are found scattered throughout his voluminous writings, are brought together and subjected to searching analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292740952
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

D. Ross Gandy has written and contributed to several books on Marxism and Mexican economic history.

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • I. The New Marxism
    • Official Marxism
    • The New Marxism
    • History and Marx
  • II. Precapitalist Modes of Production
    • Primitive Communism
    • The Asiatic Mode
    • The Ancient Mode
    • The Feudal Mode
    • Conclusion
  • III. Capitalism
    • The Rise of Capitalism
    • Continuing Revolution
  • IV. Communism
    • The Socioeconomic Structure
    • The Transition Period
    • The Future Society
  • V. Classes
    • Definition of Class
    • Class Fractions
    • Classes, Parties, Leaders
    • Class Struggle
    • Latent and Open Struggle
  • VI. Historical Sociology
    • The Aim of the Theory
    • The Economic Basis
    • The Political Superstructure
    • The Social Ideologies
    • The Social Formation
    • Interaction and Determinism
    • Materialist Theory
  • Appendix. Marx’s Theory of Revolution
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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