A Dictionary of Marxist Thought

A Dictionary of Marxist Thought

Language: English

Pages: 664

ISBN: 0631180826

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Part dictionary and part encyclopedia, this book has become the standard reference work on the concepts of Marxism and the individuals and schools of thought that have subsequently contributed to the body of Marxist ideas.

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themselves: the absolutization or dogmatic cloSUre °f Marxist knowledge, the dissolution of science into philosophy, even the transfiguratlon °f the status quo (in the reconciling Ansicht of Soviet Marxism). If Engels had unwittingly established the • atUra"zed process of history as a 'new absoute > Lukacs attempted to show that the goal of •story w a s the true realization of that very absolute which Hegel had vainly sought in coneni Plative philosophy, but which Marx had ^Ut afC 149 finally

carried on within private households autonomous from control by capital, a mode of subsistence the working class has fought for and continues to defend in struggles over their living conditions and time away from work. However, the form these households take and the division of labour within them has been conditioned by 'patriarchy', another powerful historical force, dependent on the existence of private property but distinct from and not determined by the capitalist mode of production. The

upon Schelling's critique of Hegel. In the autumn of 1842, Engels left for Eng- land to work in his father's firm in Man k Under the influence of Moses Hess K ***** already a communist, and, following the I ^ European Triarchy, believed England dest'**'* for social revolution. A stay of almost two ^ in the textile district and contact with Ou, • * and Chartists distanced him from the R *** circle. The experience, registered in The Co A* tion of the Working Class, convinced him th' the working

natural sciences, particularly geology, and expected prehistory to unfold as a natural, not social, process in a series of successive epochs comparable to those that defined the history of the earth. Archaeology had a romantic appeal that attracted members of the leisured class (e.g. Daniel 1976, p. 113), and antiquities were accessible to and discovered by peoples living in the countryside, not urban areas. Thus, contra Godelier's (1978) imaginative explanation for the apparent rigidity of

majority support for revolution in October 1917. Although this has been contested by their opponents, the BOLSHEVISM nvolvement of workers, peasants and sola r s through the Soviets certainly profoundly euished the Bolshevik revolution from the Blanquist model. Reading M. et al. 1986: Blanqui et les blanquistes. Agulhon, Bernstein, Samuel 1970 (1971): Auguste Blanqui and the Art of Insurrection. Blanqui, Louis-Auguste 1977: Oeuvres completes. revolution Vol. 1: £crits sur la Cole G. D. H. 1956:

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