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Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: A Theory of History or a Theory of Communism?

Gareth Stedman Jones

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the aim of Marx's theory and whether he succeeded in establishing what he was set out to prove. In 1883, at the graveside of Marx, Engels wrote of Marx's achievement as the ... More


From Marx to Conscious Social Transformation

Andreas Glaeser

in Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Socialism is very sensitive to ideological disturbances. The bracket that keeps the whole thing together is ideology, and if this bracket is weakened the whole system falls apart. To get a better ... More


Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal ... More


Cooperation 1893–94

in Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The economic depression of the late 1880s hit Chicago hard. Jane Addams was suffering from divided loyalties. The daughter of a successful capitalist, the inheritor of his wealth, and a believer in ... More


The Irish land question in a wider context

Barbara L. Solow

in Land questions in modern Ireland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719078804
eISBN:
9781781707944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078804.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents Barbara Solow's reflections on The Land Question and the Irish Economy 1870-1903. The intellectual context in which the book came to be researched and written is outlined. ... More


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