Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism

Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism

by Gilbert Achcar


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ISBN-13: 9781608463640
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Religion and Politics Today from a Marxian Perspective 10

Marx's view of religion 12

Religion and radicalism today: liberation theology 16

Religion and radicalism today: Islamic fundamentalism 23

For a Marxian comparative sociology of religions 28

Political conclusions 34

Orientalism in Reverse: Post-1979 Trends in French Orientalism 40

"Orientalism in reverse" 41

Post-1979 French Orientalists 45

French "Orientalism in reverse" 47

The meanderings of French "Orientalism in reverse" 56

Marx, Engels and "Orientalism": On Marx's Epistemological Evolution 68

Said's Orientalism and its Marxist critique 68

Orientalism, essentialism and idealism 73

Marx and Ensels' radical break with historical idealism 78

Were Marx and Engels Eurocentric? 82

The political/epistemological evolution of Marx and Engels 88

Critical Marxism and Orientalism 96

Marxism and Cosmopolitanism 103

Four conceptions of cosmopolitanism 103

Marx and Engels' initial conception of cosmopolitanism 107

The maturation of Marx and Engels' conception of cosmopolitanism 116

Cosmopolitanism and internationalism 123

"Cosmopolitanism" after Marx and Engels: Kautsky, Gramsci and the Comintern 128

"Cosmopolitanism" as anathema: the Stalinist perversion 134

Cosmopolitanism and "globalisation" 144

Bibliography and References 165

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