The Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism is an
international and interdisciplinary volume which aims to provide a
thorough and precise panorama of recent developments in Marxist
theory in the US, Europe, Asia and beyond. Drawing on the work of
thirty of the most authoritative scholars, the Companion spans all
the humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on
philosophy. The work is divided into three parts: 'General Trends',
which provides a broad intellectual and historical context;
'Currents', which tracks the trajectories of twenty specific
currents or disciplinary fields; and 'Figures', which examines in
detail the work of fifteen key actors of Marxist or para-Marxist
theory (Adorno, Althusser, Badiou, Benjamin, Bhaskar, Bourdieu,
Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Gramsci, Habermas, Jameson, Lefebvre,
Uno, Williams). The Companion is set to be unsurpassed for many
years, in breadth and depth, as the definitive guide to
Jacques Bidet is Professor at the University of Paris-X, holding
the chair of Political Philosophy and Theories of Society. His
other publications include Theorie de la modernite (1990), John
Rawls et la theorie de la justice (1995), Theorie generale, Theorie
du droit, de l'economie et de la politique (1999) and Explication
et reconstruction du 'Capital' (2004). His Exploring Marx's
'Capital' was published in the HM Book Series in 2007.
Stathis Kouvelakis teaches Political Theory and Philosophy at
King's College London. He is the author of Philosophy and
Revolution. From Kant to Marx (London, 2003) and the co-editor,
with Slavoj Zizek and Sebastian Budgen, of Lenin Reloaded. Towards
a Politics of Truth (Durham, 2007).
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