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Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker & Daniel Gray Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties...

The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....

Defense for Marx: A New Interpretation of Marxist Philosophy

by Geng Yang, Zhou Cheng & Kizilcec Cem Canut Int. Publishers (July 17, 2014)

A monograph by the Chinese academia expounding on basic opinions of Marxist philosophy, evealing the ignored or forgotten views by the classical textbook system of Marxist philosophy and ystematically demonstrating...

China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization

by Jinghao Zhou Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

China's potential threat to the existing global order is not derived from her rapid economic growth and military expansion, but from China's potential domestic chaos. The workable solution of China's democratization...

Marxism and Urban Culture

by Benjamin Fraser, Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello & Marc James Léger et al. Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Marxism and Urban Culture takes a broad view of Marx’s legacy and—largely in the spirit of Marxist urban geographers Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey—applies that legacy to cultural practices and products...

The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War

by Kitamura Minoru & Lin Si-Yun UPA (April 15, 2014)

The Reluctant Combatant offers proof that Japanese political leaders were reluctant to engage China in a full-scale conflict during the Second Sino-Japanese War. This book reveals that the Communists, the National...

Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film

by Beverly Merrill Kelley Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Reelpolitik Ideologies in American Political Film, by Beverly Merrill Kelley, is a unique investigation that advances beyond typical left (liberal) and right (conservative) political distinctions found in most...

Latin America's Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-first Century

by Steve Ellner & William I. Robinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2014)

This timely book explores the unique challenges facing the left in Latin America today. The contributors offer clear and comprehensive assessments of the difficult conditions and conflicting forces that have...

Russians: The People behind the Power

by Gregory Feifer Twelve (February 18, 2014)

From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to...

Reform or Revolution and Other Writings

by Rosa Luxemburg Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution....

Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."

On Religion

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

In these letters and essays, the founders of Marxism discuss the origins and essence of religion and offer a thought-provoking introduction to the theoretical basis of proletarian atheism.

Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren

by Charles Reitz, Alfred T. Kisubi, Patricia Pollock Brodsky & Lloyd C. Daniel et al. Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

Crisis and Commonwealth extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. A new foundation for emancipatory practice...

The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts

by Amy E. Wendling Lexington Books (July 30, 2012)

The concepts that organize our thinking wield, by virtue of this fact, a great deal of political power. This book looks at five concepts whose dominion has increased, steadily, during the bourgeois period of...

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia

by Edward Kissi Lexington Books (March 20, 2006)

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia is the first comparative study of the Ethiopian and Cambodian revolutions of the early 1970s. One of the few comparative studies of genocide in the Third World,...

Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong's Thought

by Nick Knight Lexington Books (April 16, 2007)

Rethinking Mao offers a innovative perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of recently...

Reclaiming Marx's 'Capital': A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency

by Andrew Kliman Lexington Books (December 01, 2006)

This book reclaims Marx's Capital from the myth of inconsistency. An accessible account written for non-specialist readers, it shows that the inconsistencies are actually caused by misinterpretation; the recent...

Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World

by Michael Burawoy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The ethnographies collected here offer a surprising and compelling picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe found in no other book to date. The collection brings together a wide-ranging group of authors...

The State and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time

by Berch Berberoglu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 25, 2006)

This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the...

World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...

Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism

by Norman Levine Lexington Books (February 13, 2006)

Divergent Paths is the first in a series of three volumes that explores the historiography of the relationship between Hegel and Marx; it sets the terms of the relationship between Marx and Engels, and explores...

European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

by William Smaldone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has...

Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

by Jeremy Ingalls & Allen Wittenborn Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Dragon in Ambush opens up Mao Zedong’s poems to a radically new interpretation as the corpus of his political ideology to reveal his grand design for total domination of the Communist Party and of China itself....

The Rise and Fall of Communism

by Archie Brown HarperCollins e-books (June 09, 2009)

“A work of considerable delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and judicious account of Communist history…that is both controversial and commonsensical.”


“Ranging wisely and lucidly...

Painful Birth: How Chile Became a Free and Prosperous Society

by James Rolph Edwards UPA (December 16, 2012)

Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional...

An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972

by Eric R. Crouse Lexington Books (July 17, 2010)

An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972 focuses on the unique perspective of a female Cold Warrior fascinated with the 'masculine' issue of national security. Avoiding...

Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985

by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Neringa Klumbyte, Anna Paretskaya & Larisa Honey et al. Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

In Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964–85, Neringa Klumbyte and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova bring together scholarship examining the social and cultural life of the USSR and Eastern Europe from 1964...

Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope

by Cynthia Kaufman Lexington Books (August 25, 2012)

Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer...

Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People

by Aminda M. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2012)

This book offers the first detailed study of the essential relationship between thought reform and the “dangerous classes”—the prostitutes, beggars, petty criminals, and other “lumpenproletarians”...

Globalization of Communes: 1950-2010

by Yaacov Oved Transaction Publishers (November 02, 2012)

“A scholarly and fascinating look at the concept of the commune around the world, Globalization of Communes: 1950–2010 is a must for anyone who wants to better understand cooperative living in a more impersonal...

Marxist Theory, Black/African Specificities, and Racism

by Babacar Camara Lexington Books (May 16, 2008)

This book sheds a radical light on the issue of race, showing that social and racist discourses are ideological and political mystifications masking exploitation. It deals with substantive issues that have the...

A Piece of the Pie: The Battle over Nationalisation

by Tim Cohen Jonathan Ball (September 13, 2012)

Nationalisation: Swear word for some, cure-all for others both within and outside the ruling party.

Tim Cohen, a senior journalist with many years experience in both political and business reporting, traces...

Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

by Roy A. Medvedev & George Shriver Columbia University Press (November 07, 2000)

Roy Medvedev, one of the world's best-known Russian scholars and a former consultant to both Gorbachev and Yeltsin analyzes the main events that have transpired in the Russian federation since late August 1991....

In the Marxian Workshops

by Sandro Mezzadra & Yari Lanci Rowman & Littlefield International (September 16, 2018)

Theorists have often returned to the work of Marx, to interpret and better understand the global developments and current political and economic crisis.

This book combines an attempt to develop a specific reading...

Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism: The Czech Republic After Communism

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by 50 minutes (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Berlin Wall in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When...

Marx and Marxism

by Gregory Claeys PublicAffairs (April 24, 2018)

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883...

Moscow Rules

by Keir Giles Brookings Institution Press (January 29, 2019)

Managing the challenge of Russia means understanding how Moscow sees the world

Russia sees the world differently. Therefore, what it wants from the world is also different. This does not mean the West should...

Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures under Stalin

by Evgeny Dobrenko & Natalia Jonsson-Skradol Anthem Press (February 15, 2018)

Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures' is the first published work to offer a variety of alternative perspectives on the literary and cultural Sovietization of Central and Eastern Europe...

The Political Theory of Che Guevara

by Renzo Llorente Rowman & Littlefield International (February 09, 2018)

Nearly half a century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara remains a compelling and controversial figure. He was an original social theorist, and many of his writings attest to an innovative interpretation...

The War on the Young

by John Sutherland Biteback Publishing (January 30, 2018)

Intergenerational conflict is a perennial feature of society and capitalism. One side has the youth, the other side has the lion’s share of the wealth, and the good things wealth can bring.

In the last few...

The Marx Machine: Politics, Polemics, Ideology

by Charles Barbour Lexington Books (June 21, 2012)

This book employs recently developed techniques of literary criticism, philosophical argumentation, and bibliographical or manuscript analysis to bring Marx’s early works, and especially his early polemics,...

Privatizing China

by Li Zhang & Aihwa Ong Cornell University Press (July 22, 2015)

Everyday life in China is increasingly shaped by a novel mix of neoliberal and socialist elements, of individual choices and state objectives. This combination of self-determination and socialism from afar has...

Searching for Marx in the Occupy Movement

by John Leveille Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Searching for Marx in the Occupy Movement is a critical, participant observation study of the Philadelphia branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. John Leveille spent over nine months with Occupy Philadelphia...

Squaring the Circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish National Home

by Professor P R Kumaraswamy KW Publishers (October 15, 2017)

When it comes to Jews, Jewish nationalism and their aspirations in Palestine, even Mahatma Gandhi was not infallible. His abiding empathy for the Jews was negated by his limited understanding of Judaism and...

Cadres of Tibet

by Mr Jayadeva Ranade KW Publishers (September 15, 2017)

There is a lot of information and data on the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in China’s official media, but information concerning the cadres who govern the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and some key aspects...

Xi Jinping's China

by Mr Jayadeva Ranade KW Publishers (September 15, 2017)

The book examines how since his appointment to China’s three top posts – simultaneously for the first time in 30 years – Xi Jinping has deftly used ideology and nationalism to accumulate power and ensure...

A Brief History of Communism

by Anatole Konstantin KONSTANTIN MEMOIRS (October 27, 2017)

This book is the story of the men who believed they knew how to create an ideal world, and in its name did not hesitate to sacrifice millions of innocent lives.

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution...

Russia and the Idea of the West: Gorbachev, Intellectuals, and the End of the Cold War

by Robert English Columbia University Press (August 05, 2000)

An intriguing "intellectual portrait" of a generation of Soviet reformers, this book is also a fascinating case study of how ideas can change the course of history. In most analyses of the Cold War's end the...

Taking Socialism Seriously

by Anatole Anton, Richard Schmitt, Tony Smith & David Schweickart et al. Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Capitalism is in crisis. Is a better world possible and what would it look like? Taking Socialism Seriously breaks important new paths for significant social change by examining detailed questions seriously...