From Marxism to Post-Marxism
In this succinct and panoramic work - both stimulating for the specialist and accessible to the general reader - one of the world's leading social theorists, Goran Therborn, tackles the question of the trajectory of Marxism in the twentieth century and its legacy for radical thought in the twenty-first. Addressing the history of critical theory from the contemporary vantage-point characterized by postmodernism, post-Marxism and critiques of Eurocentrism, Therborn probes how the recent theoretical currents - including those of Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou - have coped with the changed intellectual as well as political and economic contexts. In the light of these discussions, Therborn then proceeds to a global investigation of the parameters of twenty-first century politics. This will become the essential appraisal of Marxism in the modern age.