Author(s): John F. Sitton
This book provides, in one volume, primary sources by Marx and critical commentary which relates Marxism to contemporary social and political topics. It includes six brief works by Marx and ten articles by scholars, sympathetic to, but critical of, Marxism. For example, the author includes the classic essay by Heidi Hartmann which criticizes Marxism for misunderstanding gender oppression, "The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism." No previous anthology of Marx has combined both brief works by Marx and multiple critical essays elaborating on his themes or engaging the shortcomings of his arguments.
"This is a good, succinct, useful, timely, readable volume on Marx and Marxism. Clearly, Sitton has full command of Marx, Marxism, critiques of Marx and Marxism, and political economy in general. The collected pieces are a great mix and they nicely capture Marx's work and some of the secondary literature. It will be a wonderful tool for teaching Marx, Marxism, and political economy." - Mark Mattern, Professor of Political Science, Baldwin-Wallace College and Co-Editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture "And as the crisis deepens, there will be significant interest in a work like this. I don't know about the U.S. but I've read about increased sales of Marx's Capital in Europe. That is likely to happen here and this will be a valuable companion to it." - August Nimtz, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
John Sitton is a Professor of Political Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Introduction Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) 'Speech on Free Trade' (1847), with Engels's Introduction of 1888 'Preface' to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859) 'Value, Price, and Profit' (1865) Selection from The Civil War in France (1871) 'Critique of the Gotha Programme' (1875) Recent Marxian Arguments 'Why Socialism?'; Albert Einstein 'Deconstructing Capitalism as a System'; F.Block 'The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union'; H.Hartmann 'Marx and the Environment'; J.B.Foster 'Revolutionizing Spirituality: Reflections on Marx and Religion'; J.Brentlinger 'Where Do Postmodernists Come From?'; T.Eagleton