Key Elements of Social Theory Revolutionized by Marx, 2021
Paul Zarembka, State University of New York at Buffalo
Studies in Critical Social Sciences, Vol. 168, David Fasenfest, editor

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A valuable investigation of Marx’s ever evolving, class-based intervention into social theory.

This innovative book hones in on key elements of Marx's vast oeuvre, focusing on his contribution to social theory.
Themes addressed include: the declining utility of Hegelian philosophy for Marx, his deepening confrontation with
Ricardian political economy, Engels’ distorting impact on the publication of Capital, the place of the accumulation
of capital, and especially of ‘primitive accumulation’, in Marx’s thought, and more.
Extending beyond an analysis of the writing of Marx himself, Zarembka highlights the contributions of Rosa
Luxemburg in the realms of political economy and nationalism, and closes the book with a consideration of
state conspiracies. Index.

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Paul Cooney Seisdedos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador
Radhika Desai, University of Manitoba, Canada
Thomas Ferguson, University of Massachusetts at Boston, U.S.A.
Virginia Fontes, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Seongjin Jeong, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Jie Meng, Fudan University, People's Republic of China
Isabel Monal, University of Havana, Cuba
Ozgur Orhangazi, Kadir Has University, Turkey
Ndongo Samba Sylla, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Dakar, Senegal
Jan Toporowski, SOAS, University of London, U.K.
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Editor: Rémy Herrera, National Center of Scientific Research (CRNS), France

This collection of essays is designed to shed light on the issues of imperialism and the transitions to socialism. Written by eighteen contributors, from twelve countries and three continents, it is organized into two main parts. The first section delves into the theoretical aspects, the analysis of which is key for understanding the subject under consideration. The second part of the volume is focused on the examination of practical experiences of socialist transition, more or less advanced and with varying degrees of success, in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Imperialism and Transitions to Socialism argues that countries wanting to embark on a socialist transition is not only a response to a spirit of justice, but also an answer to the call of reason: it is a question of survival for humanity, and for life. Socialism is not just a word, it is a struggle. It is not an end, but a transition process, long and difficult, that can take many paths towards the liberation of labour from the domination of capital. It is socialism, a society of solidarity, which walks with history.

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