By Bertell Ollman
During this e-book, the main thorough account of Marx's idea of alienation but to have seemed in English, Professor Ollman reconstructs the idea from its constituent components and provides it as a vantage element from which to view the remainder of Marxism. The ebook additional includes a unique exam of Marx's philosophy of inner kinfolk, the a lot overlooked logical foudation of his procedure, and offers a scientific account of Marx's belief of human nature. as a result of its virtually detailed difficulty with assisting readers comprehend Marx's strange use of language, Alienation has confirmed extremely popular in college classes on Marxism on either undergraduate and graduate degrees. the 1st version used to be extensively reviewed, and during this new version Professor Ollman replies to his critics in 'More on inner relations,' released right here as Appendix II. as well as this new appendix the writer now presents a extra systematic dialogue of Marx's idea of ideology, components of which have been previously dispersed through the booklet. He additionally makes an attempt to set the therapy of political alienation in the broader framework of Marx's conception of the country as a version of ways an method in keeping with inner kinfolk can be utilized to combine a variety of it sounds as if contradictory interpretations of Marx's perspectives.
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Subjects: Social Sciences
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Publication 12 months : 2014
DOI: 10. 1163/1569206X-12341342
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This section contends that there has been an overarching commu nity of interest between the bourgeoisie and subordinate classes in the core nations of the world system spanning, with only minor and I. HISTORICAL CAPITALISM AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF . 2 This relative unity has its foundation in peripheral capitalist underdevelopment. 5Corresponding to each phase is a distinct type of metropolitan chauvinism, each of which both preserves and transcends the previous (in Hegelian terms, this kind of process is referred to as aufheben, meaning “sublation”).
Thereafter a defacto united front of the workers and capitalists of the well-to-do countries, directed against the poor nations, co-exists with an in ternal trade-union struggle over the sharing of the loot. 94 For Lenin, writing a century ago when this process was nowhere near its mature stage, imperialism was succeeding in creating a large proportion of “straw bosses” and labour aristocrats within the core nation working class. “To a certain degree,” he wrote, “the workers of the oppressor nations are partners of their own bourgeoisie in plun dering the workers (and the mass of the population) of the oppressed 34 DIVIDED WORLD DIVIDED CLASS nations.
75. Oligopoly arises when highly concentrated corporations come to dominate entire industries; monopoly when entire indus tries are under the control of only one firm. 76. Petras and Cook 1973. 77. Amin 1974. 78. Samphan 1976, p. 3. 79. Barratt Brown 1974, p. 100. 80. , p. 101. NOTES TO THE INTRODUCTION 39 81. Frank 1989. 82. As Emmanuel writes: “Without this [break] North America 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. ” (Emmanuel 1986, p. 93) Since socialists use the term “opportunism” to refer to the sacrifice of long term-social principle to short-term material gains, it is today an inappropriate term to use for a labour movement that has committed itself to supporting imperialist trade unions, parties and wars for well over a century.
Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in a Capitalist Society (Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics) by Bertell Ollman