Marx At The Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, And Non-western Societies

Paperback | February 12, 2016

byKevin B. Anderson

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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.

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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with c...

Kevin B. Anderson is a professor of sociology, political science, and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is coauthor, with Janet Afary, of Foucault and the Iranian Revolution.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 12, 2016Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations


Introduction
1 Colonial Encounters in the 1850s: The European Impact on India, Indonesia, and China
2 Russia and Poland: The Relationship of National Emancipation to Revolution
3 Race, Class, and Slavery: The Civil War as a Second American Revolution
4 Ireland: Nationalism, Class, and the Labor Movement
5 From the Grundrisse to Capital: Multilinear Themes
6 Late Writings on Non-Western and Precapitalist Societies
Conclusion

Appendix. The Vicissitudes of the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe from the 1920s to Today
Notes
References
Index

 

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“Anderson may just have provided the burgeoning Marx industry with another major focus for its research and debates. Marx at the Margins reveals a dimension of Marx that is very little known and even less understood. Anderson makes an overwhelming case for the importance of Marx’s views on non-Western societies, ethnicity, nationalism, and race to our interpretations of his thinking over a wide range of topics. This is an incredibly innovative, interesting, and terribly important book that will greatly benefit any of its readers.”