Introducing Marxism

Author: Rupert Woodfin
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317638
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? "Introducing Marxism" provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx's original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions. It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin who forged a ruthless dogmatic Communism. The book examines the alternative Marxist approaches of Gramsci, the Frankfurt School of critical theory and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser in the 1960s. It marshals postmodern interpretations of Marxism and raises the spectre of 'post-Marxism' in Derrida's confrontation with Fukuyama's 'end of history' doctrine.

Introducing Marx

Author: Rius
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848319819
Format: PDF
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Compact INTRODUCING guide to the influential philosopher, sociologist and economist. INTRODUCING MARX - A GRAPHIC GUIDE explores the life of the most famous Socialist figure, from his early years to meeting Engels in1842. It provides a readable, understandable biography of Karl Marx as well as a fundamental account of his original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions.

Introducing Marxism

Author: Rupert Woodfin
Publisher: Introducing
ISBN: 9781848310582
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explores, in graphic novel format, Karl Marx's life, history, original philosophy, politics, and criticism of capitalism that inspired vast twentieth century revolutions.

Marxism

Author: Rupert Woodfin
Publisher: Introducing
ISBN: 9781785783067
Format: PDF, ePub
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A bold new edition of this bestselling Graphic Guide to commemorate Marx's 200th birthday.

Introducing Critical Theory

Author: Stuart Sim
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1840469099
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The last few decades have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories, with deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vying for our attention. The world around us can look very different on the critical theory applied to it. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. This book provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories.

Introducing Political Philosophy

Author: Dave Robinson
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848318774
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Essential illustrated guide to key ideas of political thought. Philosophers have always asked fundamental and disturbing questions about politics. Plato and Aristotle debated the merits of democracy. The origins of society, the state and government authority were issues addressed by Hobbes, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx and many other philosophers. Introducing Political Philosophy explains the central concepts of this intriguing branch of philosophy and presents the major political theorists from Plato to Foucault. How did governments get started? Why should they be obeyed? Could we live without them? How much power should they have? Is freedom a right? Which is the best form of government? In the wake of consumerism and postmodernism, our need for a better grasp of political ideas is greater than ever. Dave Robinson's account of this complex subject is always clear, informative and accompanied by the entertainingly inventive illustrations of Judy Groves.

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Author: Mary Klages
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826442676
Format: PDF
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Guide to key terms in literary theory - designed to make difficult terms, concepts and theorists accessible and understandable.