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A sociology of postmarxism, Richard Howson

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A sociology of postmarxism
Title
A sociology of postmarxism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Howson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Postmarxism's broad project, since its beginning, has been about rescuing Marxism from the global collapse of Marxist praxis by re-thinking the fundamentalism and determinism that marked classical Marxist theory but that no longer represents Western politico-social reality. The Sociology of Postmarxism is located within the broad corpus of work that has applied a sociological reading to theoretical and empirical categories. Its specific aim, within this literature, is to develop a "reflexive sociology" that is informed by, and informs politics. The political theory of "postmarxism" and "social capital" theory will be crucial mediators in this development"--
  • "Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its relationship to "the social", A Sociology of Postmarxism develops key postmarxist arguments in an engaging and sociologically applicable way. Indeed, through a threefold method of analysis, Howson first unpacks the relationship between "the social" and "the political" by analysing key allied theories to show where the points of connection occur. This is then followed by an insightful analysis of the key features of postmarxist theory such as antagonism and the inevitability of social dislocation, the political importance of hegemony; and the empty signifier thesis and equivalence to show how such theory can be applied at a sociological level. Finally, through the use of sociological categories such as masculinities, migration and social capital, the foregoing theoretical analyses are synthesised to show the social nature of postmarxism and particularly in the context of aspiration and co-operation. This enlightening volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers who are interested in fields such as Political Sociology, Post Marxist Political Theory and Social Theory"--
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1961-
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Howson, Richard
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
LC call number
HX40
LC item number
.H69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in sociology
Series volume
216
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  • Laclau, Ernesto
  • Post-communism
  • Political sociology
  • Political science
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A sociology of postmarxism, Richard Howson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From the social to the political -- Classical approaches to the social -- Establishing a basis for postmarxism -- From antagonism to equivalence -- Finding the political in social capital -- Desert: migration as social dislocation -- Aspiration: hegemonic masculinity as empty signifier -- The impossibility of society thesis: some final considerations -- Appendices
Control code
ocn967336813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780415958004
Lccn
2016054544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280611
System control number
(OCoLC)967336813
Label
A sociology of postmarxism, Richard Howson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From the social to the political -- Classical approaches to the social -- Establishing a basis for postmarxism -- From antagonism to equivalence -- Finding the political in social capital -- Desert: migration as social dislocation -- Aspiration: hegemonic masculinity as empty signifier -- The impossibility of society thesis: some final considerations -- Appendices
Control code
ocn967336813
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780415958004
Lccn
2016054544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280611
System control number
(OCoLC)967336813

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