This book is the first comprehensive guide and introduction to the central theorists in the post-marxist intellectual tradition. In jargon free language it seeks to unpack, explain, and review many of the key figures behind the rethinking of the legacy of Marx and Marxism in theory and practice. Key thinkers covered include Cornelius Castoriadis, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Laclau and Mouffe, Agnes Heller, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas and post-Marxist feminism. Underlying the whole text is the central question: What is Post-Marxism? Each chapter covers a key thinker or contribution and thus can be read as a stand alone introduction to the principal aspects of their approach. Each chapter is also followed by a summary of key points with a guide to further reading.
- From Critical Theory to Post-Marxism: An Introduction
- Chapter 1: Cornelius Castoriadis: Magmas and Marxism
- Chapter 2: Deleuze and Guattari: Rethinking Materialism
- Chapter 3: Jean-François Lyotard: From Combat to Conversation
- Chapter 4: Laclau and Mouffe: Towards a Radical Democratic Imaginary
- Chapter 5: Post-Marxist Feminism: Within and against Marxism
- Chapter 6: Agnes Heller: Radical Humanism and the Postmodern
- Chapter 7: Jürgen Habermas: Reconciling Modernity, Autonomy and Solidarity
- Chapter 8: Jacques Derrida: Deconstructing Marxism(s)
- Chapter 9: Conclusion: Whither Post-Marxism?