Fundamentals Of Historical Materialism
The Marxist View of History and Politics
Mainstream social science fragments the study of society into a number of unconnected disciplines such as archaeology, social anthropology, economics, political science, history, none of which is concerned with actually uncovering the fundamental laws which govern the origin, development and organisation of society. Marxism, however, is concerned with the big picture. Furthermore, it regards history and society as the product of collective human action which can therefore be changed by the struggle of the working people. But in order to do this, we need a scientific understanding of the laws that govern and shape social life. That is what historical materialism provides. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Marxist theory of history and politics.