Marx Worldwide: On the Development of the International Discourse on Marx since 1965

Marx Worldwide: On the Development of the International Discourse on Marx since 1965

by Jan Hoff


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Charting the unprecedented global boost that has been experienced by critical Marxism since the mid-1960s, Marx Worldwide provides an overview of Marx's reception across the world, paying particular attention to the extra-European process of theory formation. In investigating the ‘globalisation’ of debates within Marxism, Hoff shows how the evolving tradition remains as relevant and as theoretically important as ever.

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ISBN-13: 9781608468324
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Series: Historical Materialism Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan Hoff, Ph.D. (2009), Habilitation (2016), is a historian and social scientist. His most recent book is Befreiung heute. Emanzipationstheoretisches Denken und historische Hintergründe (VSA Verlag, 2016).

Table of Contents


1. The Development of Varying Marx-Oriented Conceptual Approaches between the Poles of Politics and Theory from the 1960s to the Present
1.1 Dogmatic Marxism before the Political and Theoretical Upheaval
1.1.1 Soviet Marxism-Leninism before De-Stalinisation
1.1.2 A Brief Insight into the Current State of Research into Chinese Marxism before 1978
1.2 Marxism’s Resurgence between the Inception and Highpoint of Political Movements of Emancipation (circa 1960/65–77)
1.2.1 Western Europe and the Anglo-Saxon World
1.2.2 Latin America and Asia
1.2.3 ‘Heretical Marxism’ in Eastern Europe
1.3 From the Proclamation of the ‘Crisis of Marxism’ to the Decline of Marxism as a Mass Ideology (circa 1974–90)
1.3.1 Europe and North America
1.3.2 Latin America, Africa and Asia
1.4 The Global Situation after the End of Marxism as a Mass Ideology (circa 1990–2008)

2. The Further Development of the Marx debate since the 1960s: A Survey
2.1 West Germany
2.2 Japan
2.2.1 The Situation before 1945
2.2.2 The Evolution of the Japanese Debate from the Postwar Period to the Present
2.3 Other Asian Countries
2.3.1 South Asia
2.3.2 East Asia
2.4 The Former Socialist Countries in Europe
2.4.1 The Soviet Union
2.4.2 The GDR and Other Former Socialist Countries in Europe
2.5 Italy, France and Other Western European Countries
2.5.1 Italy
2.5.2 France
2.5.3 Other Western European Countries
2.6 Latin America and Spain
2.6.1 Latin America
2.6.2 Spain
2.7 The Anglo-Saxon World

3. In-Depth Analyses: Central Discourses within the German and International Discussions of Marx from the 1980s to the Present
3.1 The Understanding of the Object and Value-Theory
3.1.1 On the Understanding of the Object in the Critique of Political Economy
3.1.2 A Survey of the International Debate on Marx’s Theory of Value, with a Particular Focus on the Analysis of the Value-Form
3.1.3 Summary
3.2 The Problematic of Enquiry and Exposition in the Critique of Political Economy
3.2.1 A ‘Mont Blanc’ of Research Material
3.2.2 The Ascent from the Abstract to the Concrete and the ‘Problem of the Beginning’ in Marx’s Exposition
3.2.3 The Relation of Marx’s Critique of Political Economy to Hegel’s Philosophy as Reflected in the International Debate
3.2.4 Summary
3.3 The Six-Volume Plan and the Concept of ‘Capital in General’
3.3.1 The Structure of the Critique of Political Economy in Six Volumes
3.3.2 The Problematic of ‘Capital in General’
3.3.3 Summary
3.4 Crisis Theory in and after Marx
3.4.1 Approaches to the Interpretation of Marx’s Crisis Theory
3.4.2 An Insight into the Marx-Oriented Discussion of Crisis in South Korea following the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997
3.4.3 Summary


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