State, Politics, and Social Classes Theory and History

This book offers a reassessment politics against the predominating economicist approach to historical materialism within contemporary Marxism. Boito draws on the structural interpretation of Marxism inspired by Althusser’s works of the mid-1960s and, especially, by Poulantzas’ Political Power and So...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Boito, Armando
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2023, 2023
Edition:1st ed. 2023
Series:Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1: Preface
  • Part 1: State, politics, social classes and historical change
  • Chapter 2. Introduction
  • Chapter 3. The capitalist state at the center: A Critique of Michel Foucault's concept of power
  • Chapter 4. The place of State in the Marxist theory of history
  • Chapter 5. State and transition to capitalism: Feudalism, Absolutism and Bourgeois political revolution
  • Chapter 6. State and transition to socialism: Was the Paris Commune a workers' power?
  • Chapter 7. The concept of revolutionary crisis: 1789: France in 1789
  • Chapter 8. The Political scene and class interests in capitalist society: Marx's analysis
  • Part 2: Politics and economy in the formation of the working classes
  • Chapter 9. Pre-capitalism, capitalism and worker resistance: Elements for a theory of union action
  • Chapter 10. The (difficult) formation of the working class
  • Chapter 11. The constitution of the proletariat into a class in the Manifesto of the Communist Party: Polemicizing with Some Classic Interpretations
  • Chapter 12. The exhaustion of the 20th century revolutionary cycle
  • Chapter 13. Middle class and unionism
  • Chapter 14. Citizenship and social classes.