Subject: Marxism. Publication date: 1995. Condition: Hardback with no dustjacket. The cover is in good condition, although the coeners have been slightly bent, and the spine is slightly creased at the top. The previous owner's name has been inked on the front endpaper along with a date. Otherwise the book is clean and unmarked, with tight pages. Content: This book provides a state-of-the-art discussion in crucial areas of Marxist debate, with original contributions. This is a consolidation of the success of the previous two volumes of Open Marxism.
Publication of the first two volumes of Open Marxism has renewed interest in a theoretical tradition which, during the 1980s seemed to have lost momentum. The series aims to 'open' the theoretical categories of Marxism to actuality, to renew old debates and to project new ones. Within the framework of 'openness', the authors of this long-awaited third volume address a wide range of topics which have become classic in Marxist debate, including dialectics, epistemology, social emancipation, value theory, historical materialism and the relationship between feminism and Marxism. provides a forum for open debate on the key theoretical questions of the decade.
The contributors argue that sociological heritage which grew up under the banner of scientific Marxism has had a detrimental effect on the movement of socialist thinking. The 'emancipation of Marx' implies both freeing Marx from the understanding of the 20th Century and the freeing of the human spirit from the control of capital. The contributors have been selected from an international base and none have previously contributed to the series. The issues covered are of contemporary relevance and, along with the first two volumes, this third examination of 'open Marxism' provides the basis for a radical rethink on restructuring the world in which we live.