Making History is about the question - central to social theory - of how human agents draw their powers from the social structures they are involved in. Drawing on classical Marxism, analytical philosophy, and a wide range of historical writing, Alex Callinicos seeks to avoid two unacceptable extremes: dissolving the subject into an impersonal flux, as poststructuralists tend to; and treating social structures as the mere effects of individual action (for example, rational-choice theory). Among those discussed are Althusser, Anderson, Benjamin, Brenner, Cohen, Elster, Foucault, Giddens, Habermas, and Mann. Callinicos has written an extended introduction to this new edition that reviews developments since Making History was first published in 1987. This republication gives a new generation of readers access to an important intervention in Marxism and social theory.
Alessandro Carlucci, University of Oxford
In *Gramsci and Languages Alessandro Carlucci explores the origins and significance of Antonio Gramsci’s interest in language, showing in particular how his experience of linguistic and cultural diversity contributed to the shaping of his intellectual and political profile.
Pelai Pagès i Blanch, University of Barcelona. Translated by Patrick L. Gallagher, Kent State University
In War and Revolution in Catalonia, 1936-1939, Pelai Pagès i Blanch analyses the political and military evolution of the events in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War.
José Aricó. Translated from the Spanish by David Broder.
José Aricó explores why Latin-American reality was apparently 'excluded' from Marx's thought. Identifying the contradictions in Marx's attitude to 'peripheral' countries, Aricó challenges charges of 'Eurocentrism', demonstrating how Marx's hostility to Simón Bolívar's 'Bonapartism' coloured his ...
Edited by Marcel van der Linden and Karl Heinz Roth in collaboration with Max Henninger
What might a critique of the political economy of labour look like that critically reviews the experiences of the past five hundred years while moving beyond Eurocentrism? The twenty historical and theoretical essays in this volume discuss this question.
Jan Rehmann, Union Theological Seminary (NY) & the Free University (Berlin)
Jan Rehmann reconstructs the different strands of ideology theories, ranging from Marx to Adorno/Horkheimer, from Gramsci to Stuart Hall, from Althusser to Foucault, from Bourdieu to W.F. Haug. He puts them into dialogue with each other and applies them to today's High-Tech-Capitalism.
Bryan D. Palmer, Trent University
Can workers win? Bryan D. Palmer presents a detailed account of the Minneapolis teamsters' strikes of 1934 to suggest that working-class victories are possible, however bad the circumstances.
Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia
In the Vale of Tears offers the author's own detailed response to the long and rich tradition of Marxism and religion. It deals with the crucial issues of myth, political ambivalence, kairós, ethics, fetishism and death.
In The New Left, National Identity, and the Break-Up of Britain Wade Matthews offers an intellectual history of the New Left, with a focus on the nexus between socialism and national identity in the work of key New Left thinkers.
Jack M. Bloom, Indiana University Northwest
Jack M. Bloom presents a moving account of how an opposition developed and triumphed in communist Poland, showing the perspectives and experiences of the participants, while often letting them recount their own stories and explain their thinking.
Michael Andrew Žmolek, University of Iowa
In Rethinking the Industrial Revolution, Michael Andrew Žmolek offers the first in-depth study of the evolution of English manufacturing from the feudal and early modern periods within the context of the development of English agrarian capitalism, from 1350 to 1850.
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