Western Marxism and After
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Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Liberal Studies
Course Number: GLIB 5832
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Authentic Marxist thought led something of a fugitive existence in the west in the early twentieth century. It had to maintain its distance not only from liberalism and fascism, but from persecution by Stalin as well. In decline in the cold war, it saw a major revival in the sixties by the new left, and appears to be back again in the crisis atmosphere of the early twenty-first century. But do we need to rethink what we need from this tradition to confront the present global situation? Alongside the established 'canon' of western Marxism, this course will consider some neglected texts, as well as some contemporary inheritors of this tradition.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Not open to Undergraduate students.