[D-G] NEW FROM VERSO: FROM MARXISM TO POST-MARXISM? by Goran Therborn

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FROM MARXISM TO POST-MARXISM?

 

By Göran Therborn

 

In this succinct and panoramic work—both stimulating for the specialist and accessible to the general reader—one of the world’s leading social theorists, Göran Therborn, tackles the question of the trajectory of Marxism in the twentieth century and its legacy for radical thought in the twenty-first. 

 

Therborn takes a historical perspective on the parabola of Marxism and critical theory over the last hundred years and looks to the original developments in radical thought at the turn of the new century—embracing the oeuvres of Žižek, Negri, Badiou et al. From a contemporary vantage-point on the debates over modernity, post-modernism and post-Marxism, Therborn examines how Marxist and Marx-related theoretical currents have coped with the changing intellectual as well as political-economic contexts. The critical, theoretical overview is situated in a global investigation of the parameters of twenty-first century politics. This work is set to become the essential appraisal of Marxism in the modern age.

 

GÖRAN THERBORN holds the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and, among his numerous publishing credits, he is editor and author of, respectively, Inequalities of the World and Between Sex and Power: Family in the World, 1900-2000.

 

Praise for Between Sex and Power:

“A great work of historical intellect and imagination. It is the fruit of a rare combination of gifts.” — The Nation

“This is a deeply impressive book by a major sociologist” — Eric Hobsbawm, London Review of Books

 

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ISBN 978 1 84467 188 5 / £14.99 / $23.95 / Hardback / 208 pages / Published March 2009

 

>From Marxism to Post-Marxism?  is available from all good bookshops and at:

 

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