In the past two decades, Marxism has enjoyed a revitalization as a research program and a growth in its audience. This renaissance is connected to the revival of anti-capitalist contestation since the Seattle protests in 1999 and the impact of the global economic and financial crisis in 2007–8. It intersects with the emergence of Post-Marxism since the 1980s represented by thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, Chantal Mouffe, Ranajit Guha and Alain Badiou.
This handbook explores the development of Marxism and Post-Marxism, setting them in dialogue against a truly global backdrop. Transcending the disciplinary boundaries between philosophy, economics, politics and history, an international range of expert contributors guide the reader through the main varieties and preoccupations of Marxism and Post-Marxism. Through a series of framing and illustrative essays, readers will explore these traditions, starting from Marx and Engels themselves, through the thinkers of the Second and Third Internationals (Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin and Trotsky, among others), the Tricontinental, and Subaltern and Post-Colonial Studies, to more contemporary figures such as Huey Newton, Fredric Jameson, Judith Butler, Immanuel Wallerstein and Samir Amin.
The Routledge Handbook of Marxism and Post-Marxism will be of interest to scholars and researchers of philosophy, cultural studies and theory, sociology, political economics and several areas of political science, including political theory, Marxism, political ideologies and critical theory.
Table of Contents
Alex Callinicos, Stathis Kouvelakis, and Lucia Pradella
Part 1: Foundation:
2. Karl Marx (1818-1883)
3. Friedrich Engels (1820-95)
Part 2: Empire
4. Marxism in the Age of Imperialism – the Second International
Daniel Gaido and Manuel Quiroga
5. Karl Kautsky (1854-1938)
6. Rosa Luxemburg (1879-1919)
Part 3: Second Foundation
7. Marxism in The Era of The Russian Revolution
8. György Lukács (1885-1971)
Bianca Imbiriba Bonente and João Leonardo Medeiros
9. Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)
10. Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
Paul Le Blanc
11. Amadeo Bordiga (1889-1970)
12. Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)
13. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69)
Henry W. Pickford
14. Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979)
Part 4: Tricontinental
15. Marxism outside Europe
16. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)
17. James Connolly (1868-1916)
18. José Carlos Mariátegui (1894-1930)
19. Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
20. C.L.R. James (1901-89)
21. Marxist Theory in African Settler Societies
22. Frantz Fanon (1925-61)
Part 5: Renewal And Dispersal
23. Reading Capital in 1968
24. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80)
25. Louis Althusser (1918-1990)
26. Mario Tronti (1931- )
Davide Gallo Lassere
27. Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012)
28. Nicos Poulantzas (1936-79)
29. Samir Amin (1931-2018)
30. Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019)
Marcel van der Linden
31. G. A. Cohen (1941-2009)
32. Fredric Jameson (1934- )
Robert T. Tally Jr.
33. Daniel Bensaïd (1946-2010)
Part 6: Beyond Marxism?
34. The "Crisis Of Marxism" and the Post-Marxist Moment
35. Ranajit Guha (1923- )
Alf Gunvald Nilsen
36. Jürgen Habermas (1929- )
37. Ernesto Laclau (1935-2014) And Chantal Mouffe (1943- )
38. Antonio Negri (1933- )
Timothy S. Murphy
39. Alain Badiou (1937- )
Part 7: Unexplored Territories
40. Global Marx?
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
41. Angela Davis (1944- )
42. Lise Vogel (1938- ) and Social Reproduction Theory
43. Stuart Hall (1932-2014)
44. Judith Butler (1956- )
45. Ecological Marxism
46. Huey P. Newton (1942-1989)
47. Chandra Talpade Mohanty (1955- ) and Third World Feminism
Part 8: Hidden Abode
48. The Marxist Critique of Political Economy
49. Henryk Grossman (1881-1950)
50. Isaak Illich Rubin (1886-1937)
51. Paul Marlor Sweezy (1910–2004)
John Bellamy Foster
52. Kozo Uno (1897-1977)
Ryuji Sasaki and Kohei Saito
53. Harry Braverman (1920-1976)
Brett Clark and Stefano B. Longo
54. Ruy Mauro Marini (1932-1997)
Marcelo Dias Carcanholo and Hugo Correa
55. David Harvey (1935- )
Part 9: Marxism in an Age of Catastrophe
56. Covid-19 and Catastrophe Capitalism: Commodity Chains and Ecological-Epidemiological-Economic Crises
John Bellamy Foster and Intan Suwandi
Alex Callinicos is Emeritus Professor of European Studies at King’s College London and was editor of International Socialism from 2009 to 2020. His most recent books are Deciphering Capital (2014), Bonfire of Illusions (2010) and Imperialism and Global Political Economy (2009).
Stathis Kouvelakis taught political theory at King’s College London. He has published on Marxism, contemporary critical theory, French and Greek politics. His recent publications include La critique défaite: Emergence et domestication de la Théorie critique (Amsterdam, 2019) and Philosophy and Revolution: From Kant to Marx (2nd edition, 2017).
Lucia Pradella is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College London. Her publications include Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx’s Writings (Routledge, 2015), L'attualità del capitale: Accumulazione e impoverimento nel capitalismo globale (2010) and Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis (co-edited, 2015).
"This Handbook is an outstanding contribution to Marxist scholarship. The chapters dealing with the various authors or issues are all of exceptional intellectual and political quality. Anyone interested in the Marxist tradition and on the present debates cannot miss reading this remarkable collection."
Michael Löwy, Emeritus Research Director National Center for Scientific Research, Paris
"The analysis of Marxism alongside the many currents of critical thought that have engaged with it over the years could not be more urgent. This splendid volume offers both the perfect introduction to the topic, and nuanced philosophical analyses of the relationship between Marxism and post-Marxist critiques of injustice based on gender, race and ethnicity. This is an intelligent and erudite book that shows us not only how to read Marx but also how to place the struggle against capitalism at the heart of a historically-sensitive, philosophically rigorous, genuinely intersectional, and decolonised, collective enterprise."
Lea Ypi, Professor of Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science
"The internationalization of Marxism, as is also well highlighted by this Handbook, has brought with it considerable expectations, nurtured by a vast plethora of subjects, in both theoretical and political contexts … This volume presents itself as a map that marks the points where it is advisable to stop in order to confront the contemporary articulation of capital and its implications for different areas, of both political economy and philosophical thought and of life."
Emanuale Lepore, MicroMega,