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Subversive Politics and the Imagination
- ISBN: 9780745330594
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 04 Feb 2011
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Category: Cultural Studies Cultural Theory
Following his hugely popular book, The Wisdom of Donkeys, Andy Merrifield breathes new life into the Marxist tradition.
Magical Marxism demands something more of traditional Marxism - something more interesting and liberating. It asks that we imagine a Marxism that moves beyond debates about class, the role of the state and the dictatorship of the proletariat. In escaping the formalist straitjacket of orthodox Marxist critique, Merrifield argues for a reconsideration of Marxism and its potential, applying previously unexplored approaches to Marxist thinking that will reveal vital new modes of political activism and debate.
This book will provoke and inspire in equal measure. It gives us a Marxism for the 21st century, which offers dramatic new possibilities for political engagement.
About The Author
Andy Merrifield is an independent scholar based in France. He is author of numerous books, including Metromarxism, Dialectical Urbanism, Guy Debord, Henri Lefebvre, and The Wisdom of Donkeys.