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Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

  • George C. Comninel
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Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. George C. Comninel
    Pages 1-31
  3. George C. Comninel
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    Pages 65-88
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 323-342

About this book

Introduction

This book considers Karl Marx’s ideas in relation to the social and political context in which he lived and wrote. It emphasizes both the continuity of his commitment to the cause of full human emancipation, and the role of his critique of political economy in conceiving history to be the history of class struggles. The book follows his developing ideas from before he encountered political economy, through the politics of 1848 and the Bonapartist “farce”, the maturation of the critique of political economy in the Grundrisse and Capital, and his engagement with  the politics of the First International and the legacy of the Paris Commune. Notwithstanding errors in historical judgment largely reflecting the influence of dominant liberal historiography, Marx laid the foundations for a new social theory premised upon the historical consequences of alienation and the potential for human freedom.

Keywords

Alienation and Marx Emancipation and Marx Alienation and Emancipation Marxism Communist Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • George C. Comninel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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