Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Marxism and Post-Marxism

Marxism and post-Marxism

Definition: Marxism is the inseparable theory and practice inaugurated by Marx and Engels of seeking a communist society in the face of the exploitation, expropriation, and subsumption by capitalism of the social relations of global societies.

Critiques of private wealth, of property, and of exploitation existed long before either capitalism or Marxism came into existence. Cedric Robinson (2001) demonstrates how Marxist debates drew on late-classical and medieval European movements of liberation. Marxism continued to benefit from encounters with such critiques as they emerged globally, embracing antislavery struggles in the nineteenth century, anticolonial struggles of the early twentieth century, struggles against racism and patriarchy in the mid-century and emerging anti-globalisation struggles at the end of that century. At the same time Marxism ...

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