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The publication of the first three volumes of Open Marxism in the 1990s has had a transformative impact on how we think about Marxism in the twenty-first century. 'Open Marxism' aims to think of Marxism as a theory of struggle, not as an objective analysis of capitalist domination, arguing that money, capital and the state are forms of struggle from above and therefore open to resistance and rebellion. As critical thought is squeezed out of universities and geographical shifts shape the terrain of theoretical discussion, the editors argue now is the time for a new volume that reflects the work that has been carried out during the past decade. Emphasising the contemporary relevance of 'open Marxism' in our moment of political and economic uncertainty, the collection shines a light on its significance for activists and academics today.
|Publication date:||20th November 2019|
|Author:||Ana Cecilia Dinerstein|
|Categories:||Political science & theory, Political activism, Social & political philosophy, Marxism & Communism,|
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is Reader in Sociology at the University of Bath. Her publications include The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organising Hope (Palgrave, 2015) and Social Sciences for An Other Politics. Women Theorising without Parachutes (Palgrave, 2016). Alfonso Garcia Vela is a researcher and professor in the Department of Postgraduate Studies in Sociology at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico. Edith Gonzalez is a Lecturer at the Universidad de Oriente, Puebla, Mexico. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico. Her research addresses democracy, social movements and emancipation from a ...More About Ana Cecilia Dinerstein