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This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism.
Part I: Critical Realism and Marxism
Part II: Organisms, Subjects and Society
Part III: Subjects, Actors and Agents
Part IV: Structure Power and Conflict