“The strengths of this text are the breadth of theories covered; the integration of gender-related topics— family, work, religion; the use of substantial quotes from primary texts; the consistent inclusion of methodological issues…. I have no doubt that it will find a solid position in the field of theory texts.”

--Kathleen Slobin, North Dakota State University

A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Contemporary Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.

Marxism Since 1930: Poulantzas, Althusser, Dunayevskaya, and Wright

Marxism Since 1930: Poulantzas, Althusser, Dunayevskaya, and Wright

Marxism since 1930: Poulantzas, Althusser, Dunayevskaya, and Wright

Struggles for freedom continue, whether by workers experiencing near depression levels of unemployment, women confronting attacks on their right to control their own bodies and minds, black people and other minorities combating resurgent racism, or youth protesting environmental destruction, militarism and a decaying educational system. …

How, then, can it be that despite the persistence of such aspirations for freedom, we are witnessing a breakdown in the effort to articulate a concept, a goal, an idea of human liberation that speaks to the realities of our time?

Part of the reason lies in the fact that all too many revolutionaries failed to grasp the class divide separating Marx's Marxism from its absolute ...

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