Power of Ideology

Power of Ideology

by Istvan Meszaros


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Power of Ideology by Istvan Meszaros

Istvan Meszaros provides a lucid and polemical examination of the power of contemporary ideology. He undertakes a systematic analysis of ideology on a scale not attempted since Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness. The book is the result of many years of research and surveys and integrates a vast amount of material from the fields of Philosophy, Sociology, Political Theory and Political Economy. Firmly based on the classical literature (reaching back to the 18th century), the discussions are brought fully up-to-date with the assessment of contemporary preoccupations on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842773147
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 572
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.68(d)

About the Author

István Mészáros is a world-renowned philosopher and critic. He left his native Hungary after the Soviet invasion of 1956. He is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, where he held the chair of philosophy for fifteen years. Meszaros is author of The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time, Beyond Capital, The Power of Ideology, The Work of Sartre, and Marx’s Theory of Alienation.

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