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The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto covers the historical and biographical contexts and major contemporary interpretations of this classic text for understanding Marx and Engels, and for grasping Marxist political theory. The editors and contributors offer innovative accounts of the history of the text in relation to German revolutionaries, European socialism, and socialist political projects; rhetorical, dramaturgical, feminist and postcolonial readings of the text; and theoretical analyses in relation to political economy, political theory and major concepts of Marxism. The volume includes a fresh translation into English, by Terrell Carver, of the first edition (1848), and an exacting transcription of the rare earliest English translation (1850) by Helen Macfarlane.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Terrell Carver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2015-09-03
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781316432112

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There are very few figures in history that have exerted as much and as varied an influence as Karl Marx. His work represents an unrivalled intervention into fields as various as philosophy, journalism, economics, history, politics and cultural criticism. His name is invoked across the political spectrum in connection to revolution and insurrection, social justice and economic transformation. The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx is the definitive reference guide to Marx's life and work. Written by an international team of leading Marx scholars, the book offers comprehensive coverage of Marx's: life and contexts; sources, influences and encounters; key writings; major themes and topics; and reception and influence. The defining feature of this Companion is its attention to the new directions in Marxism that animate the theoretical, scientific, and political sides of Marx's thought. Gender and the growing importance of Marxist-feminism is treated as equally important to clarifying Marx today as traditional and diverse categories of critique such as class, capital, and mode of production. Similarly, this Companion showcases the methodological and political importance of Marxism to environmentalist politics. Finally, the volume examines in detail non-European Marxisms, demonstrating the centrality of Marxist thought to political movements both within and beyond the global north. This book is the ideal research resource for anyone working on Marx and his ideas today, and as an entry point, if you are approaching Marx's thought for the first time.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Andrew Pendakis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2018-12-27
File: 680 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781474278706

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In the wake of political collapse in Eastern Europe, the intellectual influence of Marx's thought requires re-appraisal. Backed by current debate and new perspectives, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of his significant contributions.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Terrell Carver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1991-10-25
File: 357 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521366941

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In the wake of political collapse in Eastern Europe, the intellectual influence of Marx's thought requires re-appraisal. Backed by current debate and new perspectives, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of his significant contributions.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Terrell Carver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1991-10-25
File: 357 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521366941

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This is one of the most comprehensive collections of critical essays to be published on the philosophy of Karl Popper.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Jeremy Shearmur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2016-06-27
File: 398 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521856454

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This companion offers 19 essays and reference material covering the whole of Brecht's theatre work.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2002
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521424852

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This Companion commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species and examines its main arguments. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities in the field, it also provides the contexts - religious, social, political, literary, and philosophical - in which the Origin was written.

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Genre: Science
Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2009
File: 395 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521870795

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In this first annotated edition of F. R. Leavis' famous critique of C. P. Snow's influential argument about 'the two cultures', Stefan Collini reappraises both its literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. The edition will enable new generations of readers to understand what was at stake in the dispute and to appreciate the enduring relevance of Leavis's attack on the goal of economic growth. In his comprehensive introduction Collini situates Leavis's critique within the wider context of debates about 'modernity' and 'prosperity', not just the 'two cultures' of literature and science. Collini emphasizes the difficulties faced by the cultural critic in challenging widely-held views and offers an illuminating analysis of Leavis's style. The edition provides full notes to references and allusions in Leavis's texts.

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Genre: History
Author: F. R. Leavis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-08-29
File: 121 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107617353

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This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Elaine Aston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2000
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521595339

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The extent to which American poetry reinvented itself after World War II is a testament to the changing social, political and economic landscape of twentieth-century American life. Registering an important shift in the way scholars contextualize modern and contemporary American literature, this Companion explores how American poetry has documented and, at times, helped propel the literary and cultural revolutions of the past sixty-five years. This Companion sheds new light on the Beat, Black Arts and other movements while examining institutions that govern poetic practice in the United States today. The text also introduces seminal figures like Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery and Gwendolyn Brooks while situating them alongside phenomena such as the 'academic poet' and popular forms such as spoken word and rap, revealing the breadth of their shared history. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to post-war and late twentieth-century American poetry.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Jennifer Ashton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-02-08
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107494329

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