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Allen, Kieran, 1954-
Marx and the alternative to capitalism / Kieran Allen
London : Pluto Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S.A. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
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 3rd Floor  HX39.5.M3716 .A55 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 -- Political and social views
Subject(s) Communism
Physical Description vi, 233 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-228) and index
Contents Rebel with a cause -- A for profit society -- Alienation -- Social class -- Gender and race -- How we are kept in line -- Historical materialism -- Crash : how the system implodes -- Utopia or revolution -- After the revolution -- The economics of socialism -- Into the beyond
Summary "Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Kieran Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first section briefly outlines Marx's life and the development of his work, then goes on to clearly explain his key theories, including historical materialism and surplus value. The second section examines alternatives to capitalism, the concept of 'anti-capitalism' and provides concrete, contemporary examples of Marx's theories being put into practice in today's world. This book provides a crucial alternative introduction to Marx for undergraduates in sociology and politics"--p. 4 of cover

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