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Dissident Marxism


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Preface 1. Introduction 2. Dissident Marxism 1917-1989 3. Mayakovsky, Kollontai, Lunacharsky, Serge: Questioning the Soviet Path 4. Karl Korsch: Marxism and Philosophy 5. Georges Henein: Surrealism and Socialism 6. Dona Torr, E. P. Thompson: Socialist History 7. Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy and Monopoly Capital 8. Walter Rodney, African Socialist 9. Harry Braverman: Work and Resistance 10. Samir Amin: Theorising Underdevelopment 11. David Widgery: The Poetics of Propaganda 12. The Dissident Tradition Further Reading

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David Renton argues that the roots of today's anti-capitalist movement can be found in the life and work of an earlier generation of socialist revolutionaries who shared a commitment to socialism from below.

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David Renton is a senior research fellow at Sunderland University. He was previously an education officer for the Trades Union Congress in London, and has lectured at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Rhodes University in South Africa and Nottingham Trent University. His other books include Fascism: Theory and Practice (Pluto Press, 1999), Marx on Globalisation (Lawrence and Wishart, 2001) amd Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the 1940s (Macmillan Press, 2000).


'A salutory antidote to oversimple ideas of an homogenous left. David Renton's round-up of rebels and resisters gives voice to suppressed traditions of left dissent which are of great relevance in our times.' - Sheila Rowbotham, University of Manchester

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