Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783608072 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783608089 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Marx 2020

After the Crisis

Ronaldo Munck

Marx 2020

Ronaldo Munck

Distributed for Zed Books

300 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783608072 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783608089 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
As we approach the year 2020, the question of how Marxism can remain relevant in a constantly changing environment where social movements are spreading across the globe is as charged and important as ever. In this provocative and critically engaged introduction to Marxism, Ronaldo Munck offers an accessible examination of the essential role that Marxism still plays in today’s thought and policies. To do so, Munck analyzes Marx’s theories in the context of global development, the environmental crisis, financial austerity, and feminism andqueer theory, among other ideas and current events. Munck also offers a straightforward report on the state of Marxism in the wake of the global financial crash.

Encompassing transformations in both the Global South and the Global North, Marx 2020 provides a thought-provoking guide to Marxist and alternative thought and the action it inspires.
 
Contents
Preface
1 Beyond the labyrinth: Marxism and history
2 Red and green: Marxism and nature
3 Soviets plus electrification: Marxism and development
4 The gravediggers: Marxism and workers
5 Unhappy marriage: Marxism and women
6 The return of the superstructure: Marxism and culture
7 Difficult dialogue: Marxism and nation
8 ‘Opium of the people’: Marxism and religion
9 After the crisis: Marxism and the future
Index
 
Review Quotes
Bob Jessop, author of The State: Past, Present, Future
“In this intellectual tour de force, Ronaldo Munck revisits the Marxist enterprise as a radical, open, and resilient tradition. The author explores the evolving tensions among scientific analyses, political projects, and utopian visions and integrates Eastern, Southern and global perspectives into a rich account of all the major themes and debates. This book is for social movements as well as the classroom and personal libraries.”
 
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