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© 2010

Marx Today

Selected Works and Recent Debates

  • Editors
  • John F. Sitton
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. John F. Sitton
      Pages 1-34
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. John F. Sitton
      Pages 37-64
    3. John F. Sitton
      Pages 95-98
    4. Karl Marx
      Pages 99-122
    5. John F. Sitton
      Pages 123-144
    6. John F. Sitton
      Pages 145-162
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. John F. Sitton
      Pages 167-169
    3. Albert Einstein
      Pages 171-175
    4. Terry Eagleton
      Pages 177-183
    5. John Bellamy Foster, Robert W. McChesney
      Pages 185-200
    6. John Bellamy Foster
      Pages 229-239
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-263

About this book

Introduction

This book provides, in one volume, primary sources by Marx and critical commentary which relates Marxism to contemporary social and political topics. It includes six brief works by Marx and ten articles by scholars sympathetic to but critical of Marxism. For example, the author includes the classic essay by Heidi Hartmann which criticizes Marxism for misunderstanding gender oppression, "The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism." No previous anthology of Marx has combined both brief works by Marx and multiple critical essays elaborating on his themes or engaging the shortcomings of his arguments.

Keywords

capitalism communism economy feminism Karl Marx political economy revolution socialism

About the authors

John Sitton is a Professor of Political Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"This is a good, succinct, useful, timely, readable volume on Marx and Marxism. Clearly, Sitton has full command of Marx, Marxism, critiques of Marx and Marxism, and political economy in general. The collected pieces are a great mix and they nicely capture Marx's work and some of the secondary literature. It will be a wonderful tool for teaching Marx, Marxism, and political economy." - Mark Mattern, Professor of Political Science, Baldwin-Wallace College and Co-Editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture

"And as the crisis deepens, there will be significant interest in a work like this. I don't know about the U.S. but I've read about increased sales of Marx's Capital in Europe. That is likely to happen here and this will be a valuable companion to it." - August Nimtz, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota