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Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (review)

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (review) Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. By kevin b. anderson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 336 pp. $66.00 (cloth); $22.50 (paper and e-book). Marx's writings and Marxism have had a tumultuous fate in Western academia. Scholars revered Marxism in the 1960s and 1970s, when social history was booming, but since the 1980s, they reproach Marxism from a number of different perspectives. We could explain the shift in attitudes toward Marxism in reference to an array of social causes, including the shift from a fordist to a neoliberal mode of capitalism, which instigated a crisis in and the eventual fall of the Soviet bloc, the emergence of market capitalism in China, a dynamic increase in the growth rates of various non-European nation-states, and a global defeat of leftist politics. In the wake of this defeat, numerous theories attempted to replace Marxism as theories for the left, including poststructuralism, cultural studies, subaltern studies, and postcolonialism. Poststructuralists rebuked Marxist epistemology, contending that Marxists were wedded to positivistic notions of science, and postcolonial theorists claimed that Marxism used the scientific model to promote a Eurocentric mode of development. Influenced by Maoism, postcolonial theorists contended that Marxists failed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (1) – Jun 15, 2012

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Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. By kevin b. anderson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 336 pp. $66.00 (cloth); $22.50 (paper and e-book). Marx's writings and Marxism have had a tumultuous fate in Western academia. Scholars revered Marxism in the 1960s and 1970s, when social history was booming, but since the 1980s, they reproach Marxism from a number of different perspectives. We could explain the shift in attitudes toward Marxism in reference to an array of social causes, including the shift from a fordist to a neoliberal mode of capitalism, which instigated a crisis in and the eventual fall of the Soviet bloc, the emergence of market capitalism in China, a dynamic increase in the growth rates of various non-European nation-states, and a global defeat of leftist politics. In the wake of this defeat, numerous theories attempted to replace Marxism as theories for the left, including poststructuralism, cultural studies, subaltern studies, and postcolonialism. Poststructuralists rebuked Marxist epistemology, contending that Marxists were wedded to positivistic notions of science, and postcolonial theorists claimed that Marxism used the scientific model to promote a Eurocentric mode of development. Influenced by Maoism, postcolonial theorists contended that Marxists failed

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Published: Jun 15, 2012

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