Class Struggles

Author: Dennis L. Dworkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866517
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In the 1960s and 1970s the study of history and sociology was heavily influenced by Marxism and theories of class. But the collapse of Communism and significant changes in culture and society threw the study of class into crisis. Its most basic premises were called into question. More recently accelerating globalisation, proliferating multinational corporations and unbridled free-market capitalism have given the study of class a new significance and caused historians and sociologists to revisit the debate. This book looks at the changes that caused the crisis in the study of class and shows how new, vibrant theories have appeared that will drive forward our understanding of history and sociology.

History on Film film on History

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781408282557
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History on Film/Film on History demonstrates how films can be analyzed as historical sources. It offers undergraduates an introduction to some of the first issues involved with studying historical films. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past is to ignore a major factor in our understanding of past events. He examines what history films convey about the past and how they convey it, demonstrating the need to learn how to read and understand this new visual world. This new edition places this 'classic' text in the context of work done elsewhere in the field over the ten years since this book first published, and help to renew the title for a new generation of undergraduates.

Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony

Author: Alan Shandro
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271066
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In Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony Alan Shandro traces the emergence of the concept of hegemony in Lenin's engagement with the concrete characteristics of the class struggle in Russia and thereby clarifies how the concept works.

Performing the Past

Author: Karin Tilmans
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642056
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Karin Tilmans is an historian, and academic coordinator of the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute, Florence. Frank van Vree is an historian and professor of journalism at the University of Amsterdam. Jay M. Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale. --

Explorations in History and Globalization

Author: Cátia Antunes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317243838
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Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on how globalization has affected social, economic, political and cultural history. Each chapter covers a specific theme, discussing how globalization has shaped these themes and how they have contributed to globalization throughout history. Including topics such as ecological exchanges, trade, exchanges of knowledge, migration, empire and urbanization, this volume both explains historical trajectories through a global analytical framework and provides tools that students can employ when posing their own research questions about historical globalization. Containing suggestions for further reading and guidance on the ways in which primary source material can be used as a basis for global historical studies, this is the ideal volume for all students interested in the global exchanges between people throughout history.

Marx A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: Gill Hands
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1473608708
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Is this the right book for me? Marx: A Complete Introduction will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know. Marx: A Complete Introduction includes: Chapter 1: Marx's early life Europe at the time of Marx The early life of Marx University life Life as a journalist The Communist Manifesto Exile Chapter 2: Marx's later life The move to London Family life in London Marx and Engels Work in London Das Kapital The International The later years Chapter 3: Marx and philosophy A brief history of philosophy Which philosophers influenced Marx? Ancient Greek philosophers European philosophy Utopian Socialists Revolutionaries and anarchists The importance of Hegel and Feuerbach How did Marx differ from those who went before? Political economy What part did Engels play? Chapter 4: Economic theory Dialectical materialism, historical materialism and economy The capitalist economy Commodities Theory of surplus value Profit and the division of labour Capitalism in crisis Falling wages and profits Social labour Accumulation and crisis Centralization of the economy Was Marx right about the economy? Chapter 5: Economy and society Imperialism and colonialism Fetishism Exploitation Chapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolution Introduction The development of capitalist society Dialectical materialism and class structure Class in the capitalist society Ideology Class struggle Workers' power and education The Communist League and class struggle The International Working Men's Association Is revolution inevitable? Chapter 7: Further Marxist thought After the revolution Communist society Religion Women's rights and the family Art and culture Freedom and the individual Chapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the world The spread of Marxist thought The development of socialism Russian communism Chinese communism The Cold War The decline of communism Has Marxism failed? Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thought Types of Marxism Where does Marx fit in? Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century? The future Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Critical Theory and Performance

Author: Janelle G. Reinelt
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068869
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The first comprehensive survey of the major critical currents and approaches in the lively field of performance studies

The Practice of Conceptual History

Author: Reinhart Koselleck
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804743051
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Reinhart Koselleck is one of the most important theorists of history and historiography of the last half century. He is the foremost exponent and practitioner of Begriffsgeschichte, a methodology of historical studies exemplified in these 18 essays, which focus on the invention and development of the fundamental concepts underlying and informing a distinctively historical manner of being in the world.

From Kabbalah to Class Struggle

Author: Mikhail Krutikov
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804777254
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From Kabbalah to Class Struggle is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893–1941), an Austrian Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself as a Marxist scholar and Yiddish writer. His dramatic life story offers a fascinating glimpse into the complexities and controversies of Jewish intellectual and cultural history of pre-war Europe. Wiener made a remarkable career as a Yiddish scholar and writer in the Stalinist Soviet Union and left an unfinished novel about Jewish intellectual bohemia of Weimar Berlin. He was a brilliant intellectual, a controversial thinker, a committed communist, and a great Yiddish scholar—who personally knew Lenin and Rabbi Kook, corresponded with Martin Buber and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and argued with Gershom Scholem and Georg Lukács. His intellectual biography brings Yiddish to the forefront of the intellectual discourse of interwar Europe.