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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age

Authors: Samaddar, Ranabir

  • Presents the very first amalgamation of two key and related areas of study: Marxism and Post-Colonialism
  • Provides a close reading of Marx based on sources, notes, and references
  • Avoids the usual doctrinaire controversies surrounding Marx's works and focuses on what has been relevant for the postcolonial context, which the book argues is a global context
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About this book

This book seeks to explicitly engage Marxist and post-colonial theory to place Marxism in the context of the post-colonial age. Those who study Marx, particularly in the West, often lack an understanding of post-colonial realities; conversely, however, those who fashion post-colonial theory often have an inadequate understanding of Marx. Many think that Marx is not relevant to critique postcolonial realities and the legacy of Marx seldom reaches the post-colonial countries directly. This work will read Marx in the contemporary post-colonial condition and elaborate the current dynamics of post-colonial capitalism. It does this by analysing contemporary post-colonial history and politics in the framework of inter-relations between the three categories of class, people, and postcolonial transformation. Examining the structure of power in postcolonial countries and revisiting the revolutionary theory of dual power in that context, it appreciates and explains the transformative potentialities of Marx in relation to post-colonial condition.

About the authors

Ranabir Samaddar is Distinguished Chair of the Calcutta Research Group, IN, and belongs to the school of critical thinking. He has pioneered peace studies programmes in South Asia. He has worked extensively on issues of justice and rights in the context of conflicts in South Asia. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Postcolonial Condition as a Strategic Concept for Critiquing This World

    Samaddar, Ranabir

    Pages 1-30

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  • The Postcolonial Predicament

    Samaddar, Ranabir

    Pages 31-57

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  • Postcolonial Dynamics of Accumulation

    Samaddar, Ranabir

    Pages 59-87

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  • Living Labour I: Reproduction of Life and Labour

    Samaddar, Ranabir

    Pages 89-115

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  • Living Labour II: Logistics, Migration, and Labour

    Samaddar, Ranabir

    Pages 117-144

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63287-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63286-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63287-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63287-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63286-5
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 319
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