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Arab Marxism and National Liberation: Selected Writings of Mahdi Amel (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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By Mahdi Amel, Hicham Safieddine (Editor), Angela Giordani (Translator)
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Mahdi Amel (1936-87) was a prominent Arab Marxist thinker and Lebanese Communist Party member. For the first time in English, this collection makes available lengthy excerpts from six major works by Mahdi Amel. These include the two founding texts on colonialism and underdevelopment in which Amel began to grapple with the question of dependency, his treatise on sectarianism and the state, his critique of Edward Said's analysis of Marx, his exposure of emerging Islamised bourgeois trends of thought as part of a broader critique of everyday thought, and his reflection on cultural heritage as perceived by Arab bourgeoisie. Amel's writings serve as a reminder of the need to renew Marxist thought based on concrete and particular social realities, like colonialism.

About the Author


Mahdi Amel (1936-87) was a prominent Arab Marxist thinker and Lebanese Communist Party member. Born in south Lebanon, he studied, taught, and wrote on Marxist philosophy in relation to colonialism and national liberation in France, Algeria and Lebanon. He was assassinated in 1987.Hicham Safieddine is lecturer in the history of the Modern Middle East at King's College London and author of Banking on the State: The Financial Foundations of Lebanon. He is co-founder of Al-Akhbar English and The Legal Agenda English Edition.Angela Giordani is an intellectual historian of the modern Arabic-speaking world. Her translations have appeared in Jadaliyya and The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642596038
ISBN-10: 1642596035
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2021
Pages: 148
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism