A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism (Contemporary Social Theory S. 2nd Revised edition)

A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism (Contemporary Social Theory S. 2nd Revised edition)

By: Anthony Giddens (author)Hardback

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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.

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About Author

ANTHONY GIDDENS is Professor of Sociology at King's College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous bookson social theory

Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780333625538
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 314
  • ID: 9780333625538
  • weight: 100
  • ISBN10: 0333625536
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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