Articles tagged “Friedrich Engels”

20131213Summary: Heather Brown, author of the acclaimed book, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study, is interviewed by Estelle Cooch on differences between the approaches of Marx and Engels to gender, feminism today, and intersectionality; originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of rs21 magazine and can be accessed HERE - Editors

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iranSummary: Although this was presented to the West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference in April 1993, it has never been published. We do so now because the issues raised here still speak to problems faced by serious Marxists in Iran and beyond — Editors

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20131213Summary: The journal Monthly Review has reprinted the conclusion of Heather Brown’s Marx on Gender and the Family:A Critical Study (Haymarket Books) in its June 2014 issue, HERE  – Editors

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althusser_160x220_tSummary: Althusser’s structuralist Marxism is critiqued both in terms of his theory of ideological superstructures and his interpretation of Marx as an anti-humanist, anti-Hegelian. This essay originally appeared in Logos, Spring 2014  – Editors

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Manchester-Shanghai Forum2Summary: These articles are selected from the proceedings of the Second Sino-British Marxist Aesthetics Forum, held at the University of Manchester, April 2012, which was dedicated to the topic, “Marxism and Humanism.” They offer a window into contemporary philosophical discussions on humanism in China and internationally. The English versions of the papers by Wang Jie and Zhu Liyuan were established by the Central Translation Bureau, Beijing — Editors

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Summary: Although the Marxism and religion debate has returned with renewed vigour of late, it has still not engaged with the full range of texts by Marx and Engels on religion. Roland Boer offers this annotated bibliography, organised according to the main religious themes. The following collection begins with Marx, drawing occasionally on joint works with Engels, before focusing in the last two sections on Engels’s life-long interest in religion — Editors.

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The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, London in 1848.

The Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s went beyond 18th century popular radicalism toward socialism.  Leaders like George Julian Harney not only called for social revolution but also published Helen Macfarlane’s first English translation of the Communist Manifesto. This article was first published in The Platypus Review No. 42 (Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012) – Editors

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Hassan Mortazavi’s 2008 Persian translation of Marx’s Capital, Vol. I, is to be commended as one of the few to include the textual variants from the French edition, variants that are yet to appear in any English edition. These show Marx’s shift toward a more multilinear theory of social development in his later years and call into question some of Engels’s editing decisions.  The relevance of Marx and of Marxist-Humanism for today and the enduring significance of Rosa Luxemburg are also discussed.

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An assessment of the Arab Spring half a year later, in light of (1) the “clash of barbarisms” between the U.S. and Al Qaeda, (2) Marx’s concept of revolution, and (3) the possibilities for a revolutionary future – Editors

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