Why the Anti-Marxists are Wrong
Keywords:Marxism, Political Economy
AbstractThe black movement that began in the United States in the mid-1950s and the women's movement that followed in the late 1960s not only shook and in some cases shattered social structures but also changed the way U.S. social theorists think about race and gender. A characteristic response of radical social theorists was to proclaim that Marxism, however useful it might have been in the nineteenth century when class was the dominant social force in the industrializing West, could not deal with this new awareness of race and gender. Marxism was dead, though for sentimental reasons new social theories might still call themselves Marxist.
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