Marx After Marx: History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism

Marx After Marx: History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism


In Marx After Marx, Harry Harootunian questions the claims of Western Marxism and its presumption of the ultimate final touch of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism mirrored the popularity that the anticipated revolutions weren't drawing close within the years sooner than international conflict II, its chilly conflict afterlife helped to either unify the West in its fight with the Soviet Union and bolster the idea that capitalism remained dominant within the contest over growth.

This e-book deprovincializes Marx and the West's cultural flip by means of returning to the theorist's past causes of capital's origins and improvement, which a trajectory past Euro-America to Asia, Africa, and Latin the United States. Marx's expansive view exhibits how neighborhood situations, time, and tradition intervened to reshape capital's process of construction in those areas. His define of a different worldwide capitalism used to be even more powerful than was once his comic strip of the English adventure in Capital and is helping clarify the disparate routes that developed in the course of the 20th century. enticing with the texts of Lenin, Luxemburg, Gramsci, and different pivotal theorists, Harootunian strips modern Marxism of its cultural preoccupation via reasserting the deep relevance of history.

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