Marx and Other Four-Letter Words

Marx and Other Four-Letter Words

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Karl Marx's classic definitions of class and society under capitalism are still widely used today. Ideas such as class, revolution, production and oppression are employed across a broad range of academic subjects, reaching beyond politics, economics and sociology. Yet these concepts, within a specifically Marxist framework, are not always easy to understand. This book is an ideal student introduction that explains, in clear and concise chapters, the precise meaning and implications of each of Marx's key concepts. Furthermore, the contributors show how these ideas continue to be relevant, and how they relate to modern society. The contributors include leading academics in the field of politicial science. Outlining clearly what each concept means, they move on to situate it within cutting-edge contemporary political theory. Concepts include historical materialism, capitalism, class, the state, imperialism, the division of labour, oppression, production and reproduction, revolution, working class internationalism, equality and democracy.show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 20mm | 340.2g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322522
  • 9780745322520
  • 2,170,934

About Georgina Blakeley

Georgina Blakeley is Head of Politics at the University of Huddersfield. Her main publications are on Spanish politics and democratisation. Valerie Bryson is Professor of Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She teaches and researches on feminist theory, and women and politics. Her publications include Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction (Macmillan, 1992) and Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice (Macmillan, 1999).show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction - Georgina Blakeley and Valerie Bryson 1. Historical Materialism - Philip Wood 2. Capitalism - Keith Faulks 3. Class - Peter McLaverty 4. The State - Andrew Taylor 5. Imperialism - Graham Harrison 6. The Division of Labour - Renzo Llorente 7. Oppression - Mary Davis 8. Production and Reproduction - Valerie Bryson 9. Revolution - Paul Blackledge 10. Working Class Internationalism - Mark O'Brien 11. Equality - Brendan Evans 12. Democracy - Georgina Blakeley Notes on Contributors Indexshow more

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