The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto


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The Cambridge Companion to the Communist Manifesto covers the historical and biographical contexts and major contemporary interpretations of this classic text for understanding Marx and Engels, and for grasping Marxist political theory. The editors and contributors offer innovative accounts of the history of the text in relation to German revolutionaries, European socialism, and socialist political projects; rhetorical, dramaturgical, feminist and post-colonial readings of the text; and theoretical analyses in relation to political economy, political theory and major concepts of Marxism. The volume includes a fresh translation into English, by Terrell Carver, of the first edition (1848), and an exacting transcription of the rare earliest English translation (1850) by Helen Macfarlane.

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ISBN-13: 9781107037007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/09/2015
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Terrell Carver is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol. He has published widely on Marx, Engels and Marxism since 1975, including texts, translations, commentary, biography and philosophy of social science. Most recently, he authored a two-volume study of Marx and Engels's �erman ideology' manuscripts (2014). He is also author of The Postmodern Marx (1998).

James Farr is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of a Chicago-based civic internship program at Northwestern University. He is the co-editor of After Marx (Cambridge, 1984) and, most recently, The General Will: The Evolution of a Concept (Cambridge, 2015). His studies place Marx and Engels in the context of historical debates about method and their reception in the history of political thought.

Table of Contents

Editors' introduction Terrell Carver and James Farr; Part I. Political and Biographical Context: 1. Rhineland radicals and '48ers Jürgen Herres; 2. Marx, Engels and other socialisms David Leopold; 3. The rhetoric of the Manifesto James Martin; 4. The Manifesto in Marx and Engels's lifetimes Terrell Carver; Part II. Political Reception: 5. Marxisms and the Manifesto after Engels Jules Townshend; 6. The permanent revolution in and around the Manifesto Emanuele Saccarelli; 7. The two revolutionary classes of the Manifesto Leo Panitch; 8. Hunting for women and haunted by gender: the rhetorical limits of the Manifesto Joan C. Tronto; Part III. Intellectual Legacy: 9. The Manifesto in political theory: anglophone translations and liberal receptions James Farr and Terence Ball; 10. The spectre of the Manifesto stalks neoliberal globalisation: reconfiguring Marxist discourse(s) in the 1990s Manfred B. Steger; 11. Decolonising the Manifesto: communism and the slave analogy Robbie Shilliam; 12. The Manifesto in a late capitalist era: melancholy and melodrama Elisabeth Anker; Part IV. The Text in English Translation.

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