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Marx: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Gill Hands

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Prose: non-fiction, Philosophy, History of Western philosophy, Marxism & Communism, Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Marx: A Complete Introduction will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know.

Marx: A Complete Introduction includes:

Chapter 1: Marx's early life
Europe at the time of Marx
The early life of Marx
University life
Life as a journalist
The Communist Manifesto
Exile

Chapter 2: Marx's later life
The move to London
Family life in London
Marx and Engels
Work in London
Das Kapital
The International
The later years

Chapter 3: Marx and philosophy
A brief history of philosophy
Which philosophers influenced Marx?
Ancient Greek philosophers
European philosophy
Utopian Socialists
Revolutionaries and anarchists
The importance of Hegel and Feuerbach
How did Marx differ from those who went before?
Political economy
What part did Engels play?

Chapter 4: Economic theory
Dialectical materialism, historical materialism and economy
The capitalist economy
Commodities
Theory of surplus value
Profit and the division of labour
Capitalism in crisis
Falling wages and profits
Social labour
Accumulation and crisis
Centralization of the economy
Was Marx right about the economy?

Chapter 5: Economy and society
Imperialism and colonialism
Fetishism
Exploitation

Chapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolution
Introduction
The development of capitalist society
Dialectical materialism and class structure
Class in the capitalist society
Ideology
Class struggle
Workers' power and education
The Communist League and class struggle
The International Working Men's Association
Is revolution inevitable?

Chapter 7: Further Marxist thought
After the revolution
Communist society
Religion
Women's rights and the family
Art and culture
Freedom and the individual

Chapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the world
The spread of Marxist thought
The development of socialism
Russian communism
Chinese communism
The Cold War
The decline of communism
Has Marxism failed?

Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thought
Types of Marxism
Where does Marx fit in?
Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century?
The future

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