In Defense of History

Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda

Ellen Meiksins Wood

9788187879763

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2006

204 pages

Price INR 225.00
Book Club Price INR 169.00
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Review

While postmodernism is known for its wasteful indulgence in ambiguities and pointless nuances, Marxism is tradtionally known for its general disregard of the grey element. This contrast too makes the book readable among a pile of crtiques ad-nauseum, that leaves the reader lurching forever on a theoretical rollercoaster. --Contemporary Perspectives

About the Author

Ellen Meiksins Wood is the author of 'The Pristine Culture of Capitalism' (1991), 'Democracy Against Capitalism' (1995), and with Neal Wood, 'A Trumpet of Sedition: Political Theory and The Rise of Capitalism'. She is also an editor of 'Monthly Review'. John Bellamy Foster teaches Sociology at the University of Oregon, and is a member of the board of directors of the Monthly Review Foundation.

 

Ellen Meiksins Wood

ELLEN MEIKSINS WOOD, for many years Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto, Canada, was an editor of the New Left Review from 1984 to 1992, and, Co-Editor of Monthly Review from 1997 to 2000. She is the author of numerous books, including The Retreat from Class (1986; reissued in 1998, with a new introduction by the author), which won the Deutscher Prize; The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States (1992); Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism (1995), andThe Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View (2002), as well as several others on the history of Western political though and ancient Greek democracy. Her work has been translated into many languages, European and non-European.