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Marxism

The economic and social philosophy espousing free access to goods and services, the lack of distinction between classes, the lack of state or government, and common ownership (not state ownership) of the means of production. Marxism asserts that the proletariat (those with no access to capital but who provide most of the labor) will inevitably overthrow the capitalist class and that the state, after a brief period in which it controls the means of production, will fade away to create an ideal society. Marxism is a type of communism. It is named for 19th-century economic philosopher Karl Marx.
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How can classical Marxist theory and the notion of class explain the revolt in a country like Libya where tribal relations are central to the dynamics of society or a country like Yemen where tribal and sectarian realities dominate every aspect of life or a country like Jordan where the loyalty of east-Jordanian tribes to the royal family is the decisive factor in politics?
The chapter on Grenada is a critique of a dogmatic interpretation by some elites of Marxist theory.
He was of the opinion that the crisis had two sides: an external one, which emerged 'in the complete collapse of the dominant position--partially illusory, but also partially real--that Marxism held during the pre-World War I era in the European working-class movement'; and an internal one, which consisted in 'the transformation of Marxist theory and practice, a transformation which is most immediately apparent in Marxists' altered position vis-a-vis their own national state as well as with respect to the bourgeois system of national states as a whole.
While Pakulski and Waters highlight some weaknesses in classical Marxist theory, they rely upon a caricature of Marxist class theory by accusing it of 'inherent economic reductionism' (Pakulski and Waters, 1996: 44) and describing its self-perception is as 'a universal explanatory key to economic, cultural and political relations' (Pakulski and Waters, 1996: 28).
The two-year-old is a half-sister to Frederick Engels, winner of last season's July Stakes and the founding father of Marxist theory.
There's enthusiasm for Marxist theory as a tool for analysis," says Tim Hardy, author of U.
Precapitalist Modes of Production exudes the theoretical confidence of Marxism of its period, even in its opening sentence, stentorian in tenor: "This book is a work of Marxist theory.
By this he means a rethinking of Marxist theory to apply it to contemporary conditions, in which direct physical labor is playing a diminishing part in capitalism's productive activity, and "immaterial labor" (to use Antonio Negri's terminology) that produces information and services rather than a material product begins to play a leading role.
For three years she helped lead the organization, instructed comrades on Marxist theory and wrote for an underground newspaper.
Written in elegant, erudite, and impassioned prose, it offers a sophisticated, insightful and compelling re-working of the classical Marxist theory of labour/value primarily inflected through a post-colonial and transnational feminist standpoint as played out on Filipino women's bodies and Filipino landscape under the powerful and alluring sway of capitalist globalization.
The philosophy that grounds Marxist theory is materialism.
For the first time, Gramsci's intellectual reasoning about the workings of society, and means of Marxist theory and practice that can be successfully applied to the details of life, are available to readers everywhere in English.