Marxism and the City
By (author) Ira Katznelson
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Marxism and the City by Ira Katznelson
Book DescriptionDefeated in the East and discredited in the West, Marxism has broken down as an ideology and as a guide to governance. But, for all its flaws, it remains an important tool for understanding and raising questions about key aspects of modern life. In Marxism and the City Ira Katznelson critically assesses the scholarship on cities that has developed within Marxism in the past quarter century to show how some of the most important weaknesses in Marxism as a social theory can be remedied by forcing it to engage seriously with cities and spatial concerns. He argues that such a Marxism still has a significant contribution to make to the discussion of such historical questions as the transition from feudalism to a world composed of capitalist economies and nation-states and the acquiescence of the western working classes to capitalism. Professor Katznelson demonstrates how a Marxism that embraces complexity and is open to engagement with other social-theoretical traditions can illuminate our understanding of cities and of the patterns of class and group formation that have characterized urban life in the West.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198279242
(215mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Religion and the Political Imagination, Hardback (October 2010)
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Considers the ways Americans understand the relationship between their religious beliefs and the political arena. This work covers such topics as: how religious diversity affects American democracy, how religion is implicated in America's partisan battles, and how religion affects ideas about race, ethnicity, and gender.
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