The Communist Manifesto: New Interpretations

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Mark Cowling
Edinburgh University Press, 1998 - Communism - 209 pages
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Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the original publication of The Communist Manifesto, this textbook offers a series of new interpretations of Mars'x most well-known work. Organised into four thematic sections covering issues of text and context, revolution, the working class and other social groups, and the relevance of the Manifesto today, this useful book introduces the Manifesto for students just coming to Marxism. Providing an historical background to the writing ofthe Manifesto, it highlights the main political and philosophical issues raised in the text, and opens up current debates for which the Manifesto has relevance.
  

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Contents

Manifesto of the Communist Party
14
The Socioeconomic Context of
41
New Histories New Ideas
51
Past Receptions of the Communist Manifesto
63
The Communist Manifesto and the Idea of Permanent
77
The Communist Manifesto Marxs Theory
86
The Cunning of Production and the Proletarian
97
Revolution? Reaction? Revolutionary Reaction?
106
The Communist Manifesto and Workingclass Parties
119
Marx and Engels Marxism and the Nation
142
What is Living and What is Dead in the Communist Manifesto?
157
A Capitalist State? Marxs Ambiguous Legacy
166
The Communist Manifesto and the Crises of Marxism
177
The Communist Manifesto as International Relations Theory
190
Guide to Further Study
202
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Mark Cowling is Principal Lecturer in Politics at the University of Teeside.

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