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Marxism and historical writing

Hirst, Paul Q.

Marxism and historical writing

by Hirst, Paul Q.

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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historiography.,
  • Historical materialism.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [181]-184.

    StatementPaul Q. Hirst.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD13.2 .H47 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 184 p. ;
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2847808M
    ISBN 100710099258
    LC Control Number84009969

    Marxism definition, the system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx, along with Friedrich Engels, especially the doctrine that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing from the first the seeds of its own.   More: Eric Hobsbawm History Communism Marxism Politics Economics Books & Fiction Get book recommendations, fiction, poetry, and dispatches from the world of .

    It is my belief that Khayati’s concise presentation of Marx’s revolutionary criticism and the various mutant brands of Marxism is an excellent companion to Debord’s ‘The Proletariat as Subject and as Representation’ in his book, The Society of the Spectacle. It is certainly an antidote to the various ‘orthodox’ readings of.   For those who see Marx as their hero, there are a few historical tidbits they might find interesting. Nathaniel Weyl, himself a former communist, dug them up for his book, “Karl Marx.

    Marx can be thought of as having offered two sets of ideas, the first of which we can accept if we wish to, without having to accept the second. 1. Marx gave us a theory of society, i.e., an explanation of how society works, including how and why history has unfolded, and especially of the nature of capitalism. Many see this as being of great.   There was some mild criticism of the book here and there but the harshest criticism emerged from the left-wing press, which took issue with Du Bois’s renegade Marxism. Writing for the New Republic, Marxist labor historian Abram L. Harris .


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Marxism and Historical Writing (Routledge Revivals) View larger image. By: Paul Hirst. Sign Up Now. and includes chapters on G.A Cohen’s attempt to re-state the Marxist theory of history in terms compatible with analytic philosophy, on R.G.

Collingwood’s theory of history, on Anderson’s work on Absolutism, on Thompson’s Poverty of. Marxism and Historical Writing (Routledge Revivals) 1st Edition by Paul Hirst (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

The digit and digit formats both work. Cited by: In this reissued collection of essays, first published inPaul Q. Hirst assesses the limits of the Marxist theory of history in its various versions. It begins with an extended critical discussion of Perry Anderson and Edward Thompson, and includes chapters on G.A Cohen’s attempt to re-state the Marxist theory of history in terms compatible with analytic philosophy, on R.G.

Collingwood. Marx's theory of history is often regarded as the most enduring and fruitful aspect of his intellectual legacy. His "historical materialism" has been the inspiration for some of the best historical writing in the works of scholars such as Eric Hobsbawm, on, Rodney Hilton and Robert Brenner.

S.H. Rigby establishes Marx's claims about social structure and historical change, discusses Reviews: 1. Let’s move on to your next book choice, The Young Karl Marx ().

This is a book by David Leopold, once again focusing on the early Marx, the Marx who was writing about alienation and the Young Hegelians. What is interesting is the methodological angle here.

This is part of my view that there is no timeless ‘young Marx.’. Marxism, a body of doctrine developed by Karl Marx and, to a lesser extent, by Friedrich Engels in the midth century. It originally consisted of three related ideas: a philosophical anthropology, a theory of history, and an economic and political is also Marxism as it has been understood and practiced by the various socialist movements, particularly before   Karl Marx () was a German philosopher and economist who became a social revolutionary as co-author of "The Communist Manifesto.".

The fact that the Marxist-inspired “ A People’s History” is the new standard in American History curriculum, is precisely the reason why we are the way we are in the summer of Over time, Marxist historical writing began to lose some of its lan.

Its appeal was diminished. Writing, which had been confident, became insular. A key moment was the late s and early s, a revealing title Hill's study of the Restoration of King Charles: The Experience of Defeat (London, ).

Part of the problem was political. On OctoMarx became editor of the Rheinische Zeitung. As such, he was obliged to write editorials on a variety of social and economic issues, ranging from the housing of the Berlin poor and the theft by peasants of wood from the forests to the new phenomenon of communism.

He found Hegelian idealism of little use in these matters. Raymond Williams Literature Marxism and Cultural Materialism • Raymond Williams was a Marxist cultural theorist, novelist, critic and socialist thinker. His writings encompass a wide range of literary and cultural studies and history.

As a Marxist thinker, he made an important contribution to the Marxist tradition of literary theory but was reluctant to call himself a Marxist.

Marxism has slowly declined in recent literature on the economic and social history of the ancient world. If one happens to run into the name of Marx or the term Marxism, it is generally within the context of polemical remark.

In spite of recurrent attempts to resuscitate it as an ideal foil for anti-Communist polemic, Marxism made its final exit from the field of ancient historical studies in. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Anderson's balance sheet --G.A.

Cohen's theory of history --Collingwood, relativism and the purposes of history --The necessity of theory: a critique of E.P. Thompson's The poverty of theory --The uniqueness of the West: Perry Anderson's analysis of absolutism and its problems --Interview with.

Another new book deserves a place on this stack to help minds switch from defense to offense for America’s ideals, history, and traditions: “Debunking Howard Zinn,” by Mary Grabar.

This is a useful and intriguing collection of papers from a conference organised by the British Academy in that draws together Marxist and non-Marxist historians and others to explore the relevance and shape of Marxist and Marx-influenced history writing in the current era/5(2).

This is an excellent theoretical and historical story about slavery, oppression, Marxism, and an intellectual history of Dubois, Wright and other black radicals.

It is like 8 books in one--all of them worth reading. The title does not quite describe what this book is about--it is a critique of Marxism/5(46). ADVERTISEMENTS: Marx’s general ideas about society are known as his theory of historical materialism. Materialism is the basis of his sociological thought because for Marx material conditions or economic factors affect the structure and development of society.

His theory is that material conditions essentially comprise technological means of production and human society is formed by [ ].

The two volumes of Marxism and Historical Practice bring together essays written by one of the major Marxist historians of the last fifty years.

The pieces collected in Volume I, Interpretive Essays on Class Formation and Class Struggle, offer a stimulating, empirically grounded survey of North American collective behaviour, popular mobilizations, and social struggles, ranging from a rich.

Slaves worked largely an open-air environment; factory workers labored in hot and unventilated rooms for hours with little or no rest.[16] With two distinct classes identified, Marxist historical writing centered on the workers’ plight and revealed to the world the economic and social disparities of the two classes.

Ideas Flourish and Spread. Marx’s manifesto is famous for summing up his theory of Communism with a single sentence: “Abolition of private property.” But this was hardly the only thing the philosopher believed must be abolished from bourgeois society in the proletariat's march to utopia.

In his manifesto, Marx highlighted five additional ideas and institutions for eradication. As a graduate student who both studies the history of the United States and identifies as a Marxist, I wonder (although without much angst or anxiety) whether Marxism is currently a tendency with much influence within the contemporary historical profession, particularly in regard to the study of the history of the United States.Marxist literary criticism investigates literature’s role in the class struggle.

The best general introductions in English remain Terry Eagleton’s Marxism and Literary Criticism (Routledge, []) and, a more difficult but foundational book, Fredric Jameson’s Marxism and Form (Princeton UP, ).Marxist literary criticism is becoming increasingly important in Europe as a whole, and interest in the subject is rapidly growing in this country.

In this book, Dr. Eagleton analyses the major issues that the subject presents, discussing the writing of Marx and Engels themselves and the work of such critics as Plekhanov, Trotsky, Lenin, Lukacs, Goldmann, Caudwell, Benjamin and Brecht.