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Circling Marx: Essays 1980-2020 (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)


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Karl Marx circles us, and we him. This reflects the power of his legacy, but it also indicates the nature of the intellectual process. We move around objects of interest and insight, working by successive approximations. Peter Beilharz has been circling Marx for forty years. This volume of essays expands the metaphor by working through three circles in the history of Marxism. The first works with Marx; the second with the classical legacy, through to Bolshevism and Western Marxism; the third steps closer to the present, engaging with thinkers such as Bauman, Heller and Castoriadis. Read together, these essays represent a lifetime's engagement with Marx and his intellectual progeny.

About the Author

Peter Beilharz, Ph.D. (1984), Monash University, is Professor at Curtin University in Western Australia and at Sichuan University in the People's Republic of China. He has published 28 books and 200 papers on socialism and culture. He founded the journal Thesis Eleven in 1980.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642596021
ISBN-10: 1642596027
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2021
Pages: 444
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism