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A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism : Contemporary Social Theory - Anthony Giddens

A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism

Contemporary Social Theory


Published: 14th August 1995
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What, if anything, is valid in Marx's work today, following the events of 1989 and after in Eastern Europe? The second edition of this highly regarded critical encounter with historical materialism and other major perspectives in social thought, shows how a critical theory of the advanced societies can still draw on marxism - if only sparingly - and remains an endeavour of fundamental importance in the social sciences at the present time.

Preface to the Second Edition - Introduction - The Time-Space Constitution of Social Systems - Domination, Power and Exploitation: An Analysis - Society as Time-Traveller: Capitalism and World History - Time- Space Distanciation and the Generation of Power - Property and Class Society - Time, Labour and the City - Capitalism: Integration, Surveillance and Class Power - The Nation-State, Nationalism and Capitalist Development - The State: Class Conflict and Political Order - Between Capitalism and Socialism: Contradiction and Exploitation - Notes and References - Index

ISBN: 9780333625545
ISBN-10: 0333625544
Series: Contemporary Social Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 14th August 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised