In the name of Allah the Merciful

Marx, Marxism and the Question of Eurocentrism

Kolja Lindner, 3030818225, 978-3030818227, 9783030818227, B09XWYNLQ2, 978-3-030-81822-7, 978-3-030-81823-4

English | 2022 | PDF

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This book mediates between postcolonial positions that criticize Marxist approaches (and Marx’s writings) for their Eurocentrism and defenders of Marx, who claim that this accusation is a myth. In different contributions to this volume, Kolja Lindner pleads for a differentiated assessment of the whole of Marx’s work, including less known manuscripts, and a theoretical reconstruction of various elements that have come into the focus of postcolonial critique: ethnocentrism, Orientalism, false universalism and the oblivion of modernity’s global entanglement. Against this background, two opportunities simultaneously arise: Marx’s Eurocentrism can be deconstructed and his growing awareness of global developments and cosmopolitan struggles established.