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Eurocentrism A Marxian Critical Realist Critique by Nick Hostettler
  

Eurocentrism A Marxian Critical Realist Critique

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Eurocentrism A Marxian Critical Realist Critique by Nick Hostettler

The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of eurocentrism remains marginal to marxian and critical realist theory. Addressing the eurocentrism of both modernity and modern theory, Eurocentrism: A Marxian Critical Realist Critique discloses the deeply embedded constraints it imposes on historical and social reflexivity. Building on the insights of post-structuralism and post-colonialism, Eurocentrism shows how the powerful anti-eurocentric tendencies of the marxian critique of civil society and the critical realist critique of philosophy have been misunderstood or ignored. It develops the latent potential of these traditions to develop a systematically anti-eurocentric approach to understanding and explaining modernity.

About the Author

Nick Hostettler teaches political and social theory and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD in political theory. His research to date has been concerned with the historical reflexivity of modern political and social theory and the nature of modernity.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th June 2012

Author

Nick Hostettler

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Sociology
Marxism & Communism

ISBN

9780415565103

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