[D-G] NEW TITLE: From Marxism to Post-Marxism? - Goran Therborn

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NEW TITLE:  From Marxism to Post-Marxism?

Göran Therborn


Published 16th March 2009



'Taking a refreshingly planetary view, he notes some facts about global economics, takes stock of "left" successes in the 20th century, and laments what he calls "the Bush war against the world". After a brief history of 20th-century Marxism, the third and perhaps most impressive essay surveys the spectrum of left intellectuals at the turn of the 21st century, taking in Habermas, Derrida, Hardt and Negri et al, with a finely tuned style of analysis and judgment.'  The Guardian






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. Addressing the history of critical theory from the contemporary vantage-point characterized by postmodernism, post-Marxism and critiques of Eurocentrism, Therborn probes how the recent theoretical currents - including those of Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou - have coped with the changed intellectual as well as political and economic contexts. In the light of these discussions, Therborn then proceeds to a global investigation of the parameters of twenty-first century politics. This will become the essential appraisal of Marxism in the modern age.  


GORAN THERBORN  holds the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and, among his numerous publishing credits, he is author of What Does the Ruling Class Do When It Rules?;  Between Sex and Power: Family in the World, 1900-2000; and Science, Class and Society; and editor of Inequalities of the World.  He has been producing invaluable Marxist scholarship, on subjects as diverse as global inequality and the sociology of the family, for more than 40 years and his work has been translated into 22 languages.




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, original and mostly persuasive in its historical analysis and remarkable in its survey of the global marital and sexual scene.' Eric Hobsbawm, London Review of Books






ISBN 9781844671885  £14.99 / $23.95 / Hardback / 208 pages 


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